Frequency of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Stage I and II Sarcoidosis Subjects Who Had No Corticosteroid Therapy

Dogan M. E., Bingol Z., Aydemir L., Okumus G., Orhan K. S., ATAHAN E., ...More

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, vol.21, no.5, pp.296-302, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkthoracj.2019.19011
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.296-302
  • Keywords: Obstructive sleep apnea, sarcoidosis, polysomnography, restless legs syndrome, periodic leg movements in sleep, COMMON
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


OBJECTIVES: The number of studies on the frequency of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in subjects with sarcoidosis is low. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the frequency and predictors of OSA in subjects with clinically stable stage I and II sarcoidosis who were not taking corticosteroid and/or immunosuppressive drugs. We also evaluated restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic leg movements in sleep (PLMS).