Top
10
Doctor insights on: Sarcoidosis Treatment Emedicine

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Marci Dietrich
852 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
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

4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
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 (infliximab) are very effective. ...Read more

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
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