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Sarcoidosis Treatment Guidelines
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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