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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
40 years experience in Bariatrics
Sarcoidosis: Dear jbennett, sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology which can affect almost any part of a patient's body. It is known for the granulomas it ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience in Dermatology
Sarcoidosis: How sarcoidosis is treated depends on organs involved and extent of involvement. For limited skin involvement, intralesional kenalog (triamcinolone) i ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hammes
27 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Genes + environment: Not known for certain why some people get sarcoid. We know certain groups (scandinavians) and african americans are at increased risk. Maybe combina ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience in Rheumatology
See below: Tests many times are directed at the symptoms or physical findings. There is a blood test called an ace level which is positive in 2/3 of patients wit ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alberto Sobrado
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes, yes and yes: Sarcoidosis is basic problem with your inmune system, exercise will boost your inmune system every time.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Usually none.: Most patients have no symptoms and it is found by accident. If symptoms occur they can be cough, shortness of breath, swelling and pain in one or more ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
No: This is not a communicable disease.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Variable: They can range from being asymptomatic to cough, bloody cough, headache, GI problems, visual problems, arthritis, the list goe on.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
It can be!: Most cases are mild and cause no serious illness, but the disease can be severe, and even life threatening. The tnf-a inhibitors are new treatments on ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Sarcoidosis: The answer to your question is too long to fit in the space allowed. For more information on sarcoidosis go to this link that will give you plenty of ... Read More

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