Recurrence of sarcoidosis in a cardiac allograft: control with augmented corticosteroids

J Heart Lung Transplant. Mar-Apr 1992;11(2 Pt 1):367-9.

Abstract

Sarcoidosis of the heart is an unusual but previously reported indication for heart transplantation. It is clear that sarcoidosis is a systemic disease, but in spite of this, recurrence in the cardiac allograft has not been previously noted. The case presented here is that of a 34-year-old male in whom cardiac sarcoidosis recurred in the allograft 6 months after heart transplantation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cardiomyopathies / drug therapy*
  • Cardiomyopathies / pathology
  • Cardiomyopathies / surgery
  • Heart Transplantation*
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Male
  • Myocardium / pathology
  • Prednisone / therapeutic use*
  • Recurrence
  • Sarcoidosis / drug therapy*
  • Sarcoidosis / pathology
  • Sarcoidosis / surgery
  • Time Factors

Substances

  • Immunosuppressive Agents
  • Prednisone