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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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I have sarcoidosis and a cat scan revealed black spots in my skull, not the brain.. The doctors tell me thatt its sarcoidosis.?

Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis can affect many parts of the body. For example, sarcoid can cause granulomas in the conjunctiva of the eye (these can often be biopsied to confirm the diagnosis) or in the retina. A common location of sarcoid involvement is in the lung, so a chest x-ray may be helpful. Certain lab tests, such as c-reactive protein or ace levels may also help. See you primary doctor for testing. ...Read more

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C3 was 136 and my C4 was 36.9. My doc suspects lupus or sarcoidosis. Do these results sway towards either?

C3/c4: C3 and c4 levels usually reduced in lupus but increase in active sarcoidosis. It is difficult to confirm the diagnosis basing on only c3 and c4. ...Read more

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I have lupus, sarcoidosis, osteoporosis. I'm have EXCRUCIATING pain in left shin. ?

I have lupus, sarcoidosis, osteoporosis. I'm have EXCRUCIATING pain in left shin. ?

Neuropathy: May be some sort of neuropathy which was provoked by your underlying medical condition. Then again, that is what a neurologist would tell you but do not forget other sources of pain too. See your regular doctor, if they do not feel that there is a musculoskeletal cause they will likely refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Ana positive strong family history of lupus. Lupus symptoms. Could it be sarcoidosis instead of lupus.

Ana positive strong family history of lupus. Lupus symptoms. Could it be sarcoidosis instead of lupus.

Maybe: ANA positive diseases are related. Diagnosis is based not just on serologic testing, but also on your clinical symptoms. You should be evaluated by a rheumatologist in order to receive an accurate diagnosis and then receive the most appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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neuro diagnosis MS on 7/21/14. My rheumatologist thinks i also have sarcoidosis or lupus. I had lesions biopsies today but all my blood work is neg. possible

neuro diagnosis MS on 7/21/14. My rheumatologist thinks i also have sarcoidosis or lupus. I had lesions biopsies today but all my blood work is neg. possible

Comments: Sometimes, lupus, and less commonly sarcoidosis can mimic MS, but usually can easily be sorted out with blood studies or other diagnostic tests. Your skin lesions make me wonder about Lyme disease, another copycat. It is not rare to have two associated autoimmune disorders, so would agree with diligent workup. Gilenya (fingolimod) is a very good drug for MS, and may help stabilize most of this. ...Read more

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How common ice lupus misdiagnosed for sarcoidosis?

Labs,imaging, biopsy: Lupus and sarcoidosis affects many organs and both can have similar symptoms.However doctor(rheumatologist) can differentiate these two diseases by various blood tests, imaging and sometimes biopsy - skin, liver and kidney depending on the organ involved.So the diagnosis is often clear, raraly misdiagnosed. The diagnosis must be confirmed as the treatment options are quite different. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my C3 was 136 and my C4 was 36.9. she suspects lupus or sarcoidosis, do these results sway towards either?

What do you suggest if my C3 was 136 and my C4 was 36.9. she suspects lupus or sarcoidosis, do these results sway towards either?

No: Serum complement levels are not used to diagnose either disease. It sounds like you should consider a 2nd opinion as these diseases should not cause much diagnostic confusion. ...Read more

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If my C3 was 136 and my C4 was 36.9, do these results indicate lupus or sarcoidosis?

Neither.: C3 and c4 depletion but not elevation is characteristic for active lupus. Elevation is not specific for any disease. ...Read more

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Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more