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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what is granulomatous disease and how to differentiate it with auto-immune disorder.?

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Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Granulomatous dz: There are infectious and non-infectious types of granulomatous disease. A non-infectious type would be sarcoidosis. Unfortunately no one knows the cause of sarcoidosis. It could indeed be an autoimmune disease. It does respond to steroids. Autoimmune diseases are those in which the immune system attacks specific areas of one's own body. In many of those diseases, blood work can help in diagnosis.
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