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Wheezing in sarcoidosis

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 34 years experience
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
Dr. Donald Elton
A Verified Doctoranswered
35 years experience
Biopsy: While sarcoidosis can be suspected based on x-rays and symptoms, the actual diagnosis requires a biopsy to prove there are the right type of granuloma... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
A Verified Doctoranswered
44 years experience
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
Dr. Donald Elton
A Verified Doctoranswered
35 years experience
Varies: The most common symptoms is no symptoms. Other symptoms depend on severity and what organs are affected and can include rashes, joint aches, chest pai... Read More
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 17 years experience
Possibly none: Symptoms range from completely asymptomatic to a skin rash to shortness of breath. Sarcoidosis can affect about any organ.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Variable: They can range from being asymptomatic to cough, bloody cough, headache, GI problems, visual problems, arthritis, the list goe on.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Sarcoidosis: There is no known cure for sarcoid. Historically, steroids have had some use, some newer drugs like Methotrexate and others have helped. There are so... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Not necessarily: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease. It most commonly affects lungs. In the lungs it usually causes enlargement of lymph glands on both sides.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Sarcoid of the lung!: Pulmonary sarcoidosis, frequently mild, but potentially severe, is sometimes called respiratory sarcoid, but this is an archaic term. Diagnoses by cli... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis-associated fatigue is globally recognised as a disabling symptom. Fatigue has been reported in up to 50-70% of sarcoidosis patients, causi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
There are many.: Old standby was prednisone. Newer agents include Humira and enbrel, (etanercept) in addition to cyclosporine, azothioprine, and others.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 17 years experience
Almost not: Sarcoidosis is a systemic problem in which the body forms inflammatory granules in a variety of organs. A prolactinoma is a tumor leading to excess pr... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Wright
A Verified Doctoranswered
13 years experience
No, but steroids do: Sarcoidosis probably does not have much effect on blood sugar by itself, unless it is affecting the pancreas directly, which is very rare. However, s... Read More
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