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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 serious is scarodosis?

How serious is scarodosis?

Depends: Sarcoid can affect many different parts of the body. The more serious effects of sarcoidosis can cause problems with the lungs, joints, and eyes. Patients with severe lung disease tend to have the worst problems of sarcoid. If sarcoid only affects the skin or causes only mild arthritis the disease may not be that serious. Eye involvement also can be very serious. You may need to diff. Specialists. ...Read more

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What causes severe bleeding in the bladder of patients with sarcoidosis?

What causes severe bleeding in the bladder of patients with sarcoidosis?

Inflammation : This can be caused by inflammation of the bowel wall, a bleeding problem or low platelet count which could be caused by sarcoid or a kidney problem. To tell these apart you will require an evaluation by a physician as well as some simple tests. ...Read more

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I am 45 and I have sarcoidosis i also have other serious health issues, is it safe to say that i will have heart failure in the end?

I am 45 and I have sarcoidosis i also have other serious health issues, is it safe to say that i will have heart failure in the end?

No: Sarcoidosis is much more likely to cause a lung problem than a heart problem. Also you are assuming your disease cannot be controlled and that is also not likely to be true. Work with your doctors - this is a common disorder. ...Read more

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I have sarcoidosis in the lungs is it serious that i stop smoking and if i don't what could happen?

I have sarcoidosis  in the lungs is it serious that i stop smoking and if i don't what could happen?

Stop smoking!: Why risk worsening pulmonary fibrosis at all. Smoking will shorten your life in many ways. Having several lung issues is sheer foolishness to risk! ...Read more

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Severe HPV (plantars), sarcoidosis w/ atypical lung nodules 8mm with suv of 10.9 what are chances of cancer? No lung bx done other site pos for sarc

Hard to say: Do you have significant risk for lung cancer? Are you a smoker? If yes, you need to stop smoking . The lung nodule is likely sarcoidosis of the lung although if you are also a heavy smoker, lung cancer is possible. I will suggest you to have a follow up ct scan to ensure stability if it is rapidly growing, while your sarcoidosis is quite without symptom perhaps biopsy can be considered then. ...Read more

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