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sarcoidsos is their a cure?

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Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Cure- : Cure- no, good control -yes.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
There : There is treatment. Diagnosis is made with biopsy. The disease affects the lungs most often. Another frequent issue is inflammation if lacrimal gland. The disease can affect many organs and needs to be followed closely. I had a patient present like photo below after much testing we learned it was sarcoidosis sarcoidosis of the iris, granulomas': http://www.Atlasophthalmology.Com/atlas/photo.Jsf?Node=5206&locale=en.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

I think I might have sarcoidosis, what should I look for in selecting a doctor or treatment center?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Word of mouth...: Selecting a good rheumatologist is difficult; try to go be word of mouht, referral from someone you know that uses that doctor; or you can contact your local medical society and let them direct you. Also; if there is a major teaching hospital in your area try to choose the doctor affiliated with that institution. Best of luck!
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Is there a cure for sarcoidosis?

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 41 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 some integrative methods but there has been limited success. Sometimes, after a patient has active sarcoid for a few years they will go into remisssion. A few patients have a chronic form which does not improve & needs intensive medical treatment.
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Can my family get sarcoidosis from me?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
No: This is not a communicable disease.
A 22-year-old member asked:

What is sarcoidosis?

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 41 years experience
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 produces--non-caseating--which can form commonly in the lungs. About 50% of the patients are african or hispanic origin, there is also a large % from northern europe. It has been found that a patient's immune response creates the granulomas. ..
Dr. Robert Lowe
Dr. Robert Lowe commented
Pediatric Rheumatology 17 years experience
Kids can get sarcoidosis too!
Apr 16, 2014
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There any effective treatments to cure sarcoidosis?

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Cardiology 22 years experience
Cure?: No unfortunately not.

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