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What is sarcoidosis?

What is sarcoidosis?

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. .. ...Read more

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Sarcoidosis (Definition)

Sarcoidosis is a medical condition in which nodules form in various organs including lymph nodes, lungs, eyes, and liver. Common symptoms include cough, chest pain below the breast bone, fatigue, ...Read more


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Hi I was seeing all these checklists and one I didn't see was for sarcoidosis I wonder if any of you doctors had thought about doing one this?

All systems.: A list of common symptoms and systems affected in patients with sarcoidosis is difficult because it can affect every system and be different in each patient. The most commonly affected systems are the skin, the eyes and the lungs. The disease is rarely fatal unless the heart is involved. Treatment depends on which systems are affected and usually by a specialist. ...Read more

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How long will the effects of a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot in my hip to help with inflamation from sarcoidosis last?

How long will the effects of a  cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot in my hip to help with inflamation from sarcoidosis last?

It is variable: The effect depends on the severity of inflammation, the specific preparation and dose of the steroid that was injected and your response. The medication that is injected is not cortisone; it is a cortisone-like medication, usually much more potent. ...Read more

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How long does the treatment of sarcoidosis take?

Rightaway: But you may not notice much differences unless you are having acute respiratory distress. ...Read more

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Just been put on steroids to control my sarcoidosis. I feel worse today. Is this normal. How long before steroids will be in system and start to work.

Just been put on steroids to control my sarcoidosis. I feel worse today. Is this normal. How long before steroids will be in system and start to work.

Few more days: Steroids are commonly used to treat sarcoidosis and can significantly improve your symptoms. It may take several days to reach a therapeutic level so give the medication to reach this level. Steroids can have some side effects including anxiety, gastritis, increased sugar level etc. if you think the symptoms you are having are side effects of the medication speak with you physician to check. ...Read more

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I have sarcoidosis & i'm hurting real bad. It's my arm pit it's grown and increased in pain. I couldn't even sleep last night. What should I do?

I have sarcoidosis & i'm hurting real bad. It's my arm pit it's grown and increased in pain. I couldn't even sleep last night. What should I do?

See Doctor: Try otc med in the meantime if you don't have any pain med and you are not able to see your doctor. If this is a flare up- you may need a steroid treatment to help your pain. If you can't see your pcp then go to an acute care center for eval-. ...Read more

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Mum has sarcoidosis since 2006 & she was getting treated with corticosteroids.Since last 4months her condition is getting worse. Can chemotherapy help?

Mum has sarcoidosis since 2006 & she was getting treated with corticosteroids.Since last 4months her condition is getting worse. Can chemotherapy help?

Possibly: Methotrexate and other steroid-sparing immunomodulatory drugs are options for treating sarcoid. The key is following closely with a good Pulmonologist, Immunologist or Rheumatologist with experience in treating adult autoinflammatory disorders such as this. ...Read more

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What is the caus of monocytosis on CBC with w differential, I have 7 of them over the last 4 years, not myoprolifative disorder.Could it b sarcoidosis ?

Monocytosis: Monocytosis often occurs during chronic inflammation. It could occur in certain kinds of infections, blood and immune disorders, maliognancies, in recovery phase from acute infections, storage disorders, and sarcoidosis etc. From your profile it appears you are recevring from ear infection. It could cause monocytosis in certain kinds of infections. ...Read more