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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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Will medicare medicaid pay for wigs due to a medical condition causing hair loss I have sarcoidosis of the skin. It is causing my hair to fall out. ?

Sarcoidosis: I am sorry to hear that you have sarcoidosis. It can indeed cause hair loss. I don't know if medicare/medicaid will cover the cost of wigs. The best way to find out would be to call them directly. ...Read more

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Is it common to have sarcoidosis diagnosed from a skin biopsy? Lung xray was negative. What does this mean?

Is it common to have sarcoidosis diagnosed from a skin biopsy?  Lung xray was negative. What does this mean?

Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis can be suspected from a skin biopsy. Sarcoidosis primarily affects the lungs (90%), skin (25%) and eyes, although most other organs can be affected, including the nervous system and joints. There are other conditions that can look like sarcoidosis on biopsy include certain infections, foreign body reactions, drug reactions and other inflammatory conditions. These need to be excluded. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Blood analyses results:no iron reserves, low b12, sarcoidosis analyse up to 180. Could this justify skin itching w/ no rash, mostly in evening and nigh?

Blood analyses results:no iron reserves, low b12, sarcoidosis analyse up to 180. Could this justify skin itching w/ no rash, mostly in evening and nigh?

Itching with no rash: Low iron and sarcoidosis can possibly account for itching without a rash, but the list of conditions that could cause that is long, like thyroid problems, liver or kidney disease, even malignancies among others. Need a complete workup including a chest xray, urinalysis and stool examination for ova and parasites x 3 if improving the present factors does not result in improvement of the itch. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in- of allplaces- my eyelids! i'm thinking sarcoidosis is possible. Thoughts? For many years, I have had swollen upper eyelids with a bumpy texture (looks like chicken skin). I've also been to an optometrist

I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in- of allplaces- my eyelids! i'm thinking sarcoidosis is possible. Thoughts? For many years, I have had swollen upper eyelids with a bumpy texture (looks like chicken skin). I've also been to an optometrist

Rheumatoid : Rheumatoid arthritis unfortunately can present in many ways. To be sure of the diagnosis you really need to see a rheumatologist and have blood tests to confirm the diagnosis. A biopsy would have shown the probem to be sarcoidosis so that probably can now be eliminated. If you have not seen an oculoplastic specialist, i would do this as well. ...Read more

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