Efficacy of additional treatment with azathioprine in a patient with prednisolone-dependent gastric sarcoidosis
Masaki Murata, Yoshihiro Yokota, Osamu Inatomi, Shigeki Bamba, Akira Andoh, Department of Gastroenterology, Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital, Otsu 520-2192, Japan
Mitsushige Sugimoto, Hiromitsu Ban, Division of Digestive Endoscopy, Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital, Otsu 520-2192, Japan
Ryoji Kushima, Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital, Otsu 520-2192, Japan
Author contributions: Murata M, Sugimoto M, Yokota Y, Ban H, Inatomi O, Bamba S, Kushima R and Andoh A collected and analyzed the patient’s clinical data and wrote the paper.
Institutional review board statement: Approval for this case report was not given in advance by the Institutional Review Board of Shiga University of Medical Science.
Informed consent statement: A patient of this case provided informed written consent prior to treatment.
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Correspondence to: Mitsushige Sugimoto, MD, PhD, Division of Digestive Endoscopy, Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital, Seta Tsukinowa-cho, Otsu, Shiga 520-2192, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: July 26, 2016
Peer-review started: July 28, 2016
First decision: October 11, 2016
Revised: October 17, 2016
Accepted: October 27, 2016
Article in press: October 27, 2016
Published online: December 21, 2016