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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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Can sarcoidosis cause the liver to spasm on regular basis? What to does this mean?

Not a medical term: Liver spams is not a recognized medical term. Sarcoidosis can affect the liver. Sarcoidosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001140/. ...Read more

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Can sarcoidosis cause raynauds?

Can sarcoidosis cause raynauds?

Yes: Yes - it can be associated with Raynaud's - not cause it. ...Read more

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Could sarcoidosis cause constant sweet taste in mouth?

Could sarcoidosis cause constant sweet taste in mouth?

Sweet taste: Constant sweet taste in your mouth, is possible if you have taste impairment. It means there’s a problem with your ability to taste. Nasal infection, cold, or flu. Vitamin B12 or zinc deficiency, swollen gums, certain medications you are taking, a side effect of smoking pipes, exposure to some chemicals etc. Sarcoidosis usually causes metallic taste. ...Read more

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Could pediatric neuro-sarcoidosis cause pituitary dwarfism (hyposomatotropism) in children ?

It could be a cause: Causes of hypopituitarism can directly affect the pituitary gland or indirectly through the hypothalamus, which in turn affects the pituitary gland. Causes of hypopituitarism, of which there are many, includes sarcoidosis - a rare inflammation of the lymph nodes and other tissues throughout the body. ...Read more

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Does sarcoidosis cause a bad smell in the throat?

Unlikely: Have an ENT doctor examine the area to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Ace levels high, liver enzymes high, possible sarcoidosis dx, can sarcoidosis cause fatty liver on ultrasound. Dr scheduling liver& lymph biopsy.

Ace levels high, liver enzymes high, possible sarcoidosis dx, can sarcoidosis cause fatty liver on ultrasound.  Dr scheduling liver& lymph biopsy.

Sarcoidosis - Liver: The most common radiographic finding of hepatic sarcoidosis is hepatomegaly. Ultrasound can show diffuse increased homogeneous or heterogeneous echogenicity in hepatic sarcoidosis appearing similar to fatty liver. Focal liver nodules (thought to represent coalescence of small granulomas) can also be seen in hepatic sarcoidosis. Liver involvement by sarcoidosis typically responds well to steroids. ...Read more

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Does sarcoidosis sometimes cause a cardiac arrest?

Does sarcoidosis sometimes cause a cardiac arrest?

Yes: Cardiac involvement in sarcoid is not uncommon but most pts experience arrrhythmias that are usually self limited. However some pts cand develop extensive granulomatous infiltration of the heart conduction system and are at risk for suuden death defibrillators have been of some help. Also pts with advanced fibrosi can develop a rv cardiomyopathy with increased potential for arrest. ...Read more

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