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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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What is the best test that doctors administer in order to find out if you have sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis diag: The most reliable diagnosis of sarcoidosis is made based on a combination of the clinical information and a biopsy of affected tissue showing non-caveating granulomas. Since lymphoma - a form of cancer - can present similarly the biopsy is needed in most cases. ...Read more

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What are the best medicines for sarcoidosis on nose?

Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis can affect many areas of the body... Sinuses, skin, esophagus, lungs, etc. Etc.

It's important to treat it as a systemic condition - not just a localized one.

A rheumatologist is the place to start... ...Read more

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What is the best cure for sarcoidosis on nose?

What is the best cure for sarcoidosis on nose?

Mgt: One study which may be of interest:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/26847095
Do you have other symptoms, vision or renal problems? ...Read more

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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

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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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How can we treat sarcoidosis?

How can we treat sarcoidosis?

There are: There are a variety of immunosuppressive treatments to treat sarcoidosis, but Prednisone is the mainstay of therapy. ...Read more

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How do you end up with sarcoidosis?

Not predictable: This disease occurs spontaneously, but higher incidence if you have a relative with it, or if black or scandinavian background. Often involves lung and lymph nodes but may affect many other organs including eyes, skin and kidney. Mild diseases may resolve spontaneously, but some require specific treatment depending on extent and location. ...Read more

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What are the tests for sarcoidosis?

What are the tests for sarcoidosis?

See below: Tests many times are directed at the symptoms or physical findings. There is a blood test called an ace level which is positive in 2/3 of patients with sarcoid. Chest xray may show abnormalities. Biopsy of enlarged lymph nodes or other organ biopsy such as the lungs may be needed. Some patients will have anemia, increased inflammation markers such as a sed rate or crp. ...Read more

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Is exercise good for my sarcoidosis?

Probably yes: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease with unknown cause some of time the lungs are affected negatively a lung specialist would evaluate you and determine the extent of your lung involvement. Also, in some rare cases there can be heart involvement-perhaps irregular heart beats. A cardiologist would need to evaluate you in that case if you are affected by aches, pains and given the o-k--exercise helps. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sarcoidosis?

Possibly none: Symptoms range from completely asymptomatic to a skin rash to shortness of breath. Sarcoidosis can affect about any organ. ...Read more

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What arre the symptoms of sarcoidosis?

Variable: They can range from being asymptomatic to cough, bloody cough, headache, GI problems, visual problems, arthritis, the list goe on. ...Read more

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When is sarcoidosis considered serious?

Sarcoidosis: Having the diagnosis is serious. If it involves the heart or other vital organ it gets more serious ...Read more

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Do you know anything about sarcoidosis?

Do you know anything about sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis: The answer to your question is too long to fit in the space allowed. For more information on sarcoidosis go to this link that will give you plenty of information:

http://www. Webmd. Com/lung/arthritis-sarcoidosis. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have sarcoidosis?

Everyone different: Sarcoid can have many different manifestations. Characteristically you can have some of the follwoing: swollen lymph nodes, rashes, lung spots, eye changes, liver changes, skin rashes, etc. Each person is different and the diagnosis is made depending where the granulomas (the sarcoid biopsy inflammatory change) are found and if there is no other cause found. Your doctor can guide you here. ...Read more

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If u have sarcoidosis should u mushrooms?

No problem.: I know of no problem mushrooms, assuming they are not poisonous. ...Read more

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A relative has sarcoidosis. How can I help?

2nd opinion: Always obtain a second opinion.

You want to feel comfortable. ...Read more

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If I relocate, will it affect my sarcoidosis?

Not likely: Sarcoidosis cause is still unknown but it has strong genetic component. It tends to occur more frequently in african americans than in caucasians, females more than males, and often starts around age 20-40. Does not seem to be linked to environment, geographic location or occupation, so moving is not likely to help. ...Read more

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Should I be on a special diet with sarcoidosis?

Possibly: Although there is no specific diet for patients with sarcoidosis, as with any other illness that involves abnormal immune system functioning. Some patients with autoimmume illnesses find they feel better if they avoid gluten and milk. Gluten and milk protein (casein) are highly immumoreactive (generate an autoimmume reaction in the gut that ultimately effects the reat of the body. ...Read more

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Is there any new information about sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis.: Yes there is. You can obtain this by using google or a site like medscape. ...Read more

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How do I explain to people about my sarcoidosis?

Be honest: Sarcoidosis is a disease that can be serious involving multiple organs, most notably the lungs, but it can also cause kidney disease. It is treatable often with steroid medication. Chronic steroid therapy can cause changes in appearance such as a round face and thinning of the skin. Friends might show concern and you can tell them you need this medication to remain as healthy as possible. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do about sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis is a condition where tiny lumps, known as granulomas, develop at various sites within your body, due to inflammation. These granulomas are made up of cells involved in inflammationMore than three quarters of people with sarcoidosis do not need any treatment. Sometimes simple painkillers such as paracetamol or NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen are helpful. Steroid pills are used to treat. ...Read more

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Need to know if I can possibly have sarcoidosis?

See a doctor: Then see a doctor and get your symptoms evaluated. Since you list no specifics no one can give you a specific answer. ...Read more

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What is your experience with sarcoidosis recovery?

Quite variable: In caucasions most people recover with or without treatment (90%). In blacks and asians the disease tends to be more severe and resistant to treatment. Most patients do well with steroids; some require more immunosuppressive therapy which has more risk. Some require no treatment at all. As a specialist I tend to see the worst patients which sometimes colors my expectations. ...Read more

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What could happen if sarcoidosis is left untreated?

Depends: If it is only cause enlarged lymph nodes, no treatment is usually needed. So, it depends on the body system involved. If it is causing lung problems, it needs treatment. ...Read more

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Sarcoidosis, any new meds on the market with less sign effect?

Yes: Prednisone is only rarely needed now that there are other options such as plaquenil, methotrexate, remicade, (infliximab) imuran, and others. Many if not most patients don't require treatment at all. A doctor must assess whether the disease is active and requires therapy or not. ...Read more