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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why is huntington's disease more common in people of western european descent than in other races?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inheritance: Most disease are a combination of genetics and environment. Heredity determines susceptibility to many diseases, including cancers. ...Read more
Not really: Is age related not race related.Get a more detailed answer ›
Klinefelter syndrome: This disorder affects all races and ethnicies equally. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Are certain groups more susceptible to acute myeloid leukemia? Do some groups experience this disease differently than others?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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