What is the role of Th17 cells in the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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A study by Facco et al suggests that Th17 cells may play a role in the pathogenesis and progression of sarcoidosis; these cells were noted to be present in the blood, BALF samples, and lung tissue from patients with sarcoidosis, particularly in those with the active form of the disease. [23]


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