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Is Sarcoidosis Contagious
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
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
See below: Tests many times are directed at the symptoms or physical findings. There is a blood test called an ace level which is positive in 2/3 of patients with sarcoid. Chest xray may show abnormalities. Biopsy of enlarged lymph nodes or other organ biopsy such as the lungs may be needed. Some patients will have anemia, increased inflammation markers such as a sed rate or crp. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Most often we don't: But in cases where the sarcoid causes symptoms that don't go away on their own, or when organ damage is severe, or imminent, then steroids are the first step. Long term we try to get off steroids and use other drugs like methotrexate, Hydroxychloroquine ("plaquenil") and several others that are used less commonly. ...Read more
See below: Side effects can result from the medication used to treat it, but there are several different organ systems that can be affected by sarcoid such as lungs and skin. Please repost as to which you would like for us to address. ...Read more
Sarcoidosis and pain: chest pain is a fairly common complaint among patients with sarcoidosis and some also develop a form of arthritis that can be painful. The majority of patients with sarcoidosis do not feel pain and of course patients with sarcoidosis can have pains unrelated to their sarcoidosis just like anyone else. ...Read more
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Here are some...: Clobex contains potent steroid for easing itch from psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, not for sarcoidosis as I have known of. So, Ask your doc for detail and clarification or to http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-76705-548/clobex-topical/clobetasolspray-topical/details. Best wish... ...Read more
Halobetasol: Halobetasol is a topical steroid and probably only effective for cutaneous (skin) related Sarcoidosis. There are many skin manifestations like erythema nodosum to psoriasis-like plaques and skin biopsy is often necessary to establish sarcoidosis and Rx options. Sarcoidosis affects many organs like the lung, nervous system, and kidney systems, and in these scenarios, a topical steroid is not helpfu ...Read more
Unrelated: These two things are not related to each other in any reliable predictable way. ...Read more
Painful fingertips is this part of sarcoidosis or something else I should be looking to get checked?
What to do if I have been diagnosed with puminarly sarcoidosis. Also that there are subplerural blebs in the right apex.?
Is sarcoidosis and fibromyalgia linked as I have had sarcoid for 10 years now and have just been told I now have fibromyalgia! ?
Confusing: ? relationship of sarcoidosis & fibromyalgia. One way to look at relationship of these disorders is that people with autoimmunity (sarcoid) can and do develop fibromyalgia; as a result of chronic inactivity due to autoimmunity pain. People with fibromyalgia do not develop autoimmunity as a consequence of having fibromyalgia; rather they develop autoimmunity irregardless of having fibromyalgia. ...Read more
I'm I starting to stage when infiltrates is seen in the chest due to sarcoidosis? What does infiltrates means when you have sarcoidosis?
See details: I means you have a significant inflammatory process in your lungs. ...Read more
What are the chances I will have a recurrence of acute sarcoidosis if I've been free of symptoms and released by doctors for over 10 years?
Probably small,: But there is still a slight chance.. ...Read more
Need help finding doctors knowledgeable and experienced with blau syndrome/early onset sarcoidosis, not sarcoidosis. Much needed, thank you.
See details: Two of the most influential centers for this rare genetic disorder are the national institutes of health and the cleveland clinic. Speak with people at these two sites for guidance. ...Read more
Is there a Dr close to Louisville, KY that specializes in Sarcoidosis that is on the skin? Or a Dr that is interested in studying sarcoidosis?
Email: Email Healthtap to see if they have a list of specialists that many sarcoidosis usually pulmonary specialist doctor would do ir a rheumatologist. Also contact your local hospital local medical society or any large medical clinic in the right they would be able to give you some names of specialists ...Read more
Sarcoid of the lung!: Pulmonary sarcoidosis, frequently mild, but potentially severe, is sometimes called respiratory sarcoid, but this is an archaic term. Diagnoses by clinical hx, chest x-rays, and sometimes needing a biopsy. You should be under the care of someone in rheumatology or pulmonology. Sarcoid is an auto immune disease which caues characteristic granulomata! ...Read more