Retinal detachment and symptomatic hypercalcemia in a patient with sarcoidosis

Unusual presentation of a granulomatous disease

Arushi Khurana, Saira Cherian, Shounak Majumder, Radhika Nakrani, N. Gurukripa Kowlgi, Constantin A. Dasanu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic granulomatous disease, potentially affecting any organ system of the body. Calcium metabolism disturbances occur in up to 20% of patients, of which hypercalciuria and asymptomatic hypercalcemia are most common. Ocular sarcoid typically presents with anterior chamber manifestations such as uveitis, iritis, and iridocyclitis, but can involve posterior chamber as well. We describe herein a unique presentation of sarcoidosis with retinal detachment and symptomatic hypercalcemia as its first manifestation. Prompt therapy with steroids is indicated in these cases, and an immediate ophthalmology referral cannot be overemphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalConnecticut Medicine
Volume80
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Fingerprint

Hypercalcemia
Retinal Detachment
Sarcoidosis
Iritis
Iridocyclitis
Hypercalciuria
Uveitis
Anterior Chamber
Ophthalmology
Referral and Consultation
Steroids
Calcium
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Blindness
  • Retina
  • Retinal detachment
  • Sarcoidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Retinal detachment and symptomatic hypercalcemia in a patient with sarcoidosis : Unusual presentation of a granulomatous disease. / Khurana, Arushi; Cherian, Saira; Majumder, Shounak; Nakrani, Radhika; Kowlgi, N. Gurukripa; Dasanu, Constantin A.

In: Connecticut Medicine, Vol. 80, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 11-14.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Khurana, Arushi ; Cherian, Saira ; Majumder, Shounak ; Nakrani, Radhika ; Kowlgi, N. Gurukripa ; Dasanu, Constantin A. / Retinal detachment and symptomatic hypercalcemia in a patient with sarcoidosis : Unusual presentation of a granulomatous disease. In: Connecticut Medicine. 2016 ; Vol. 80, No. 1. pp. 11-14.
@article{8e60744f035f4ef0bc571b8c3426816d,
title = "Retinal detachment and symptomatic hypercalcemia in a patient with sarcoidosis: Unusual presentation of a granulomatous disease",
abstract = "Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic granulomatous disease, potentially affecting any organ system of the body. Calcium metabolism disturbances occur in up to 20{\%} of patients, of which hypercalciuria and asymptomatic hypercalcemia are most common. Ocular sarcoid typically presents with anterior chamber manifestations such as uveitis, iritis, and iridocyclitis, but can involve posterior chamber as well. We describe herein a unique presentation of sarcoidosis with retinal detachment and symptomatic hypercalcemia as its first manifestation. Prompt therapy with steroids is indicated in these cases, and an immediate ophthalmology referral cannot be overemphasized.",
keywords = "Blindness, Retina, Retinal detachment, Sarcoidosis",
author = "Arushi Khurana and Saira Cherian and Shounak Majumder and Radhika Nakrani and Kowlgi, {N. Gurukripa} and Dasanu, {Constantin A.}",
year = "2016",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "80",
pages = "11--14",
journal = "Connecticut Medicine",
issn = "0010-6178",
publisher = "Connecticut State Medical Society",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Retinal detachment and symptomatic hypercalcemia in a patient with sarcoidosis

T2 - Unusual presentation of a granulomatous disease

AU - Khurana, Arushi

AU - Cherian, Saira

AU - Majumder, Shounak

AU - Nakrani, Radhika

AU - Kowlgi, N. Gurukripa

AU - Dasanu, Constantin A.

PY - 2016/1/1

Y1 - 2016/1/1

N2 - Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic granulomatous disease, potentially affecting any organ system of the body. Calcium metabolism disturbances occur in up to 20% of patients, of which hypercalciuria and asymptomatic hypercalcemia are most common. Ocular sarcoid typically presents with anterior chamber manifestations such as uveitis, iritis, and iridocyclitis, but can involve posterior chamber as well. We describe herein a unique presentation of sarcoidosis with retinal detachment and symptomatic hypercalcemia as its first manifestation. Prompt therapy with steroids is indicated in these cases, and an immediate ophthalmology referral cannot be overemphasized.

AB - Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic granulomatous disease, potentially affecting any organ system of the body. Calcium metabolism disturbances occur in up to 20% of patients, of which hypercalciuria and asymptomatic hypercalcemia are most common. Ocular sarcoid typically presents with anterior chamber manifestations such as uveitis, iritis, and iridocyclitis, but can involve posterior chamber as well. We describe herein a unique presentation of sarcoidosis with retinal detachment and symptomatic hypercalcemia as its first manifestation. Prompt therapy with steroids is indicated in these cases, and an immediate ophthalmology referral cannot be overemphasized.

KW - Blindness

KW - Retina

KW - Retinal detachment

KW - Sarcoidosis

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84957659715&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84957659715&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 80

SP - 11

EP - 14

JO - Connecticut Medicine

JF - Connecticut Medicine

SN - 0010-6178

IS - 1

ER -