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How do you know if you have sarcoidosis?

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Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Many ways: Sarcoidosis can be diagnosed by abnormal chest x-ray, abnormal blood test called angiotensin converting enzyme level and finally by tissue biopsy, .
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Everyone different: Sarcoid can have many different manifestations. Characteristically you can have some of the follwoing: swollen lymph nodes, rashes, lung spots, eye changes, liver changes, skin rashes, etc. Each person is different and the diagnosis is made depending where the granulomas (the sarcoid biopsy inflammatory change) are found and if there is no other cause found. Your doctor can guide you here.

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What is sarcoidosis?

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 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 18 years experience
Kids can get sarcoidosis too!
Apr 16, 2014

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