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what is sarcoidosis disease

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disorder which can affect lymph nodes , lungs and also cause skin joint and eye lesions.The etiology remains unknown.Affe ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Kombucha: There appears no good evidence that kombucha is good for anything but is good to be avoided. It has some relationship to molds but i can find no liter ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
41 years experience Bariatrics
Family sarcoid: There is about a16% incidence of family members having sarcoidosis, twins are a higher incidence.I believe that the susceptibility is genetically link ... Read More
Dr. Marci Dietrich
41 years experience Bariatrics
Family sarcoid: It is not likely that you would give your children sarcoid, however your inherited immune system may make it more likely. The statistics show about a ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Heston
29 years experience Family Medicine
Unknown: The cause of sarcoidosis is unknown. Genetic factors may predispose a person to sarcoid. African americans more likely to get than caucasians, and fem ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
No relationship: Sarcoid affects lung, liver, predominantly, and brain far less frequently, and usually at base of brain, causing a bell's palsy perhaps. Ms affects b ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: At one time there was a theory that sarcoidosis is an infectious process especially with the advent of the kveim test. That has not been proven and to ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: If your doctors say you are in remission, then you are in remission. There is always a chance it could become active again. However; it is nobody's ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
16 years experience Urology
Yes.: Hypogonadism appears to be common among males who have sarcoidosis. In a 2007 belgian study, male patients with sarcoidosis had significantly lower m ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Yes: There are treatments for sarcoidosis although these have been studied less thoroughly than other diseases. Steroids are usually the first choice and ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Not really : Better to control your sarcoidosis and find out why you feel that way. The fatigue may be due to something else.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Tuberculosis : Is not an autoimmune disease.

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