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Is sarcoidosis more prevalent among people of certain occupations?

Is sarcoidosis more prevalent among people of certain occupations?

Sarcoidosis: Dear js sarcoidosis is found most commonly among the health care professions and teachers. Ethnicity also seems to be a factor in that those of african and hispanic origin make up about 50% of those with this disease. Northern europeans also make up for a moderately large percent. It is not considered contagious, but a sarcoid patient cannot be a donor of organs as it has been transmitted. ...Read more

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Sarcoidosis (Definition)

A 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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Why are some inherited diseases more prevalent in particular populations of people from se asia?

Why are some inherited diseases more prevalent in particular populations of people from se asia?

Small social groups: Each group around the world has inherited diseases. The particular disease vary by location. This is primarily a function of social groups; you tend to marry and have children with people who live near you. Some inherited diseases may help you survive certain local illnesses better(ex malaria/sickle trait). This will make the particular inherited disease more common in those areas. ...Read more

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Are there certain groups of people who suffer anemia more often?

Are there certain groups of people who suffer anemia more often?

Yes: The most common group is menstruating females. If their periods are excessive and/or they don't get enpugh iron in their diet anemia may result. There are certain familial and ethnic groups that are prone to unusual types of anemia, as well. ...Read more

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Are certain types of people more likely to suffer from psoriasis?

Are certain types of people more likely to suffer from psoriasis?

Whites: White people have double the rate of psoriasis compared to dark skinned people in the U.S. Men and women are equally affected. Smoking and obesity are risks factors. ...Read more

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Why is huntington's disease more common in people of western european descent than in other races?

Why is huntington's disease more common in people of western european descent than in other races?

Genetics: The autosomal dominant pattern is more frequent in certain groups of patients and similar group patterns exist around the world for different genetic disorders. ...Read more

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Are certain types of buildings more prone than others to have problems with legionellae?

Are certain types of buildings more prone than others to have problems with legionellae?

Yes: Legionella is bacteria that grows in warm stagnated water or moist envirnments. It has been known to colonize the hot water systems of buildings but has been more recently associated with poorly maintained hot tubs. Infection can lead to life-threatening pneumonia if not treated early but usually respond quickly to antibiotics. Check with your local health dept for more information. ...Read more

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Are autoimmune diseases more common in black people or there's no difference?

Are autoimmune diseases more common in black people or there's no difference?

Some are: There are certain diseases that are more common in black persons than not. The ultimate autoimmune disease - systemic lupus erythematosus - is more commom in blacks than non- black persons but many other autoimmune diseases do not show any racial preferences. ...Read more

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Why are diseases like cancer more common in people in some families?

Why are diseases like cancer more common in people in some families?

Inheritance: Most disease are a combination of genetics and environment. Heredity determines susceptibility to many diseases, including cancers. ...Read more

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Is klinefelter's syndrome a disease more common among certain ethnicities?

Is klinefelter's syndrome a disease more common among certain ethnicities?

Klinefelter syndrome: This disorder affects all races and ethnicies equally. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Are certain groups more susceptible to acute myeloid leukemia? Do some groups experience this disease differently than others?

Are certain groups more susceptible to acute myeloid leukemia? Do some groups experience this disease differently than others?

Yes.: Down syndrome and various bone marrow failur syndromes can increase the risk for aml. Also chronic leukemia and melody spastic syndrome can increase the risk of acute myelogenous leukemia. AML is typically experienced the same by those who get this disease. ...Read more

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Are certain people more susceptible to gallbladder disease?

Are certain people more susceptible to gallbladder disease?

Yes: Gallbladder disease is more likely to occur in females, those over 40, women of childbearing age, pregnant women, and those who are overweight. ...Read more

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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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Why is asthma prevalence higher in african american/black and other minority populations?

Why is asthma prevalence higher in african american/black and other minority populations?

See below:: Probably due to a variety of social factors: disparities in health care access and communication; neighborhood social structure; and environmental effects of living in low quality living conditions. ...Read more

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Are fungal infections more common in people with heart disease?

Are fungal infections more common in people with heart disease?

No.: Fungal infections are more common in patients with a deficiency in their immune system like pts. With cancer or taking chemotherapy or medicines for rheumatoid arthritis ( embrel, Orencia (abatacept) , plaquanil etc), with diabetes, pts. On steroids or cortisone, malnourished, pts who recently received a lot of antibiotics and more. Unless heart disease is associated to the above by itself is not. ...Read more

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Which determinants of infectious diseases are most common in low or middle income countries?

Which determinants of infectious diseases are most common in low or middle income countries?

Concerns: Do they have protected water? How is their sewage handled? Do they have education programs for prevention (such as hiv)? Do they have strategies & a way to carry them out for dealing with local problems (ie. Mosquitoes or other vectors)? Etc. ...Read more

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Are there any types of cancer that are more common in people who have celiac disease?

Are there any types of cancer that are more common in people who have celiac disease?

Only certain cancers: Population-based studies have confirmed that patients with celiac disease are at increased risk of mortality. However, they do not seem to be at an increased risk only to lymphoproliferative malignancy (of lymph nodes) and gastrointestinal cancer. A gluten free diet may reduce those cancers, possibly reduce the increased mortality as well. ...Read more

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Are there any genetic differences among racial and ethnic groups when it comes to cardiovascular diseases?

Are there any genetic differences among racial and ethnic groups when it comes to cardiovascular diseases?

Yes: There are number of significant effects of race on the development of vascular diseases. For example, aneurysms are less common in asians. On the other hand, asians may be more susceptible to certain vascular inflammatory conditions. Atherosclerosis is influenced by smoking, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and genetics among other factors. Race is minor factor in comparison. ...Read more