Distinct T-cell immunophenotypic signature in a subset of sarcoidosis patients with arthritis

Background: The objective of the study was to assess T-cell subsets in sarcoidosis patients with or without articular involvement.

Methods: Treatment-naïve patients were divided into Group A (articular) and Group B (non-articular) based on joint involvement. Flow cytometric analysis of T-cell subsets and pro-inflammatory cytokines were carried out in the peripheral blood.