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wheezing in sarcoidosis

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
33 years experience 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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Dr. Donald Elton
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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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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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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Dr. Donald Elton
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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
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Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
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
37 years experience Family Medicine
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
41 years experience Bariatrics
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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
28 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
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 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Rheumatologist: Most rheumatologists treat sarcoidosis.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
There are many.: Old standby was prednisone. Newer agents include Humira and enbrel, (etanercept) in addition to cyclosporine, azothioprine, and others.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
14 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes - it can be associated with Raynaud's - not cause it.

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