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Familial idiopathic granulomatosis: sarcoidosis and Crohn's disease in two Indian families.
  1. P Bambery,
  2. U Kaur,
  3. S R Bhusnurmath,
  4. J B Dilawari
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.


    The coexistence of sarcoidosis and Crohn's disease in different members of the same family is rare and only two instances are on record. Two Indian families showing this association have been studied. In one a brother and sister are affected, and in the other seven and possibly eight persons in two generations have been affected. The familial occurrence of both these conditions supports the view that a transmissible agent may be concerned in the genesis of both diseases in genetically susceptible individuals.

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