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What is sarcoidosis? What are the conditions of sarcoidosis, what are the causes and can people recover without any treatment?

What is sarcoidosis? What are the conditions of sarcoidosis, what are the causes and can people recover without any treatment?

Sarcoidosis : Sarcoidosis is disease that causes inflammation of the lungs, kidneys and eyes. It is more common in patients of scandinavian or african america descent. It can cause episodes of acute & chronic lung & kidney disease & eye inflammation (uveitis)- treated with steroids & autoimmune medications. Most patients need treatment for complications that can cause significant damage when not treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
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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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How long does the treatment of sarcoidosis take?

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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What is the most effective treatment method for sarcoidosis?

It depends.: There is no single therapy for this disorder. It depends on the severity of the disease and the areas of the body affected. Systemic corticosteroids (prednisone) are often used for more severe disease. ...Read more

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Where can I get the best treatment for sarcoidosis?

Pulmonologist: Since most sarcoidosis starts or involves the lungs, pulmonary medicine specialists are the most common treating physicians. However, immunologists and rheumatologists can also be effective providers. Since so many organs can be involved by sarcoidosis, many different specialists can be required for management. ...Read more

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Please help docs! where is treatment for sarcoidosis?

I dependst: It depends on the areas involved. Prednisone is often used initially but other agents including biologics such as Remicade are very effective. ...Read more

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If you have lupus and sarcoidosis and you get treatment. How long could you live for?

Can't tell: The longevity in these two diseases actually depends on how active they are. Lots of people do well for long since the disease underwent a spontaneous remission or a remission after therapy. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have lupus and sarcoidosis and you refuse treatment. How long could you live for?

I'm just wondering, if you have lupus and sarcoidosis and you refuse treatment. How long could you live for?

It depends: It depends on the organ involvement. Talk to your rheumatologist who knows your case best and he or she could give you a better estimate. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and treatment options for sarcoidosis? Also, how does it affect the lungs?

Multi organ: Can affect many organs, most common is some effect on lung capacity. Can also effect vision. Mainstay has been steroids but many doctors are turning to some type of immune modulator and some to some of the classic big gun arthritic medications in resistant cases or to be steroid sparing. ...Read more

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I think I might have sarcoidosis, what should I look for in selecting a doctor or treatment center?

Word of mouth...: Selecting a good rheumatologist is difficult; try to go be word of mouht, referral from someone you know that uses that doctor; or you can contact your local medical society and let them direct you. Also; if there is a major teaching hospital in your area try to choose the doctor affiliated with that institution. Best of luck! ...Read more

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There any effective treatment to cure sarcoidosis, an autoimmune disease ?

There any effective treatment to cure sarcoidosis, an autoimmune disease ?

Yes: There are treatments for sarcoidosis although these have been studied less thoroughly than other diseases. Steroids are usually the first choice and are very effective for most patients who require treatment. Spontaneous remissions occur and immunosuppressive medications are needed in severe cases. There are racial differences in response to treatment and severity of disease. Cures are variable. ...Read more