1. Re:isolated gastric sarcoidosis

    Dear Reader,

    Thank you for your comments and review of our case. You raise an interesting point regarding the connection between coniosis and sarcoidosis. Mineral particles were not originally commented on in our pathology samples, although the patient did not have characteristic occupational exposures.

    Best, Ronak V. Patel, MD

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  2. isolated gastric sarcoidosis

    A very intriguing and well described case !

    I just think useful some further diagnostic qualification starting from the following description of the histological characterization of the disease.

    "Gastric biopsies revealed severe chronic active granulomatous gastritis (figure 3). Additional studies from her gastric biopsies,including gram stain, fungal stain and acid-fast stain, were negative."

    Possible to research and, if present, characterize mineral particles inside the biopsed granulomas, following recent hypotheses interpreting sarcoidosis like a peculiar form of coniosis ?

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