Carpal tunnel syndrome associated with sarcoidosis in identical twin patients


Yanardag H., Tetikkurt C., Bilir M.

MONALDI ARCHIVES FOR CHEST DISEASE, vol.89, no.3, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.4081/monaldi.2019.1089
  • Title of Journal : MONALDI ARCHIVES FOR CHEST DISEASE

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic disease that may lead to neurologic complications in 10% of the patients. Carpal tunnel syndrome is very rare in sarcoidosis. We present two identical twin sarcoidosis patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. A number of factors may cause carpal tunnel syndrome like wrist anatomy, occupation, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy and renal failure. Although the above factors do not directly cause carpal tunnel syndrome, they may increase your chances of developing or aggravate median nerve damage as it is in sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis relevant neuropathy and granulomas may be the primary mechanism of sarcoidosis associated carpal tunnel syndrome.