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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)

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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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?

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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I have been having intermittent swelling of the lymphnodes on my head, behind ears recent swelling of rue and abnormal hilar chest xr. Sarcoidosis?

I have been having intermittent swelling of the lymphnodes on my head, behind ears recent swelling of rue and abnormal hilar chest xr. Sarcoidosis?

Need to see Doc.: Lymph nodes enlargement, swelling of rue, abnormal hilar shadow on cxr may suggest sarcoidosis, however, rue swelling is not a finding of sarcoidosis. Other serious conditions needs to be excluded like hodgkins, and non-hodgkins lymphoma and cancer. Ct scan of chest would be better at confirming hilar and mediastinal lypmh nodes. Lung specialist evaluation may be necessary if so. ...Read more

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Red scaly patch and itching with white flakes in head ? Hair falling out i had sarcoidosis that affected lungs

Red scaly  patch  and  itching  with  white flakes in head ? Hair  falling out  i had sarcoidosis  that  affected lungs

Lupus vs. other: While sarcoid can affect the skin, discoid lupus or another autoimmune disease are also possible. See you doc and possibly a rheumatologist. ...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