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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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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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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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What doctors specialize in sarcoidosis treatments?

Pulmonologist: Sarcoidosis is a condition where inflammatory deposits can localize in multiple sites in the body, but most commonly the clinical findings are most prevalent in the lungs (hilar adenopathy, micronodule deposition in lung tissue). Changes in pulmonary function studies, coughing, and dyspnea might occur. In heart, sarcoidosis can result in arrhythmias, and cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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How to doctors treat sarcoidosis?

Most often we don't: But in cases where the sarcoid causes symptoms that don't go away on their own, or when organ damage is severe, or imminent, then steroids are the first step. Long term we try to get off steroids and use other drugs like methotrexate, Hydroxychloroquine ("plaquenil") and several others that are used less commonly. ...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?

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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Need help finding doctors knowledgeable and experienced with blau syndrome/early onset sarcoidosis, not sarcoidosis. Much needed, thank you.

See details: Two of the most influential centers for this rare genetic disorder are the national institutes of health and the cleveland clinic. Speak with people at these two sites for guidance. ...Read more

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I think I might have sarcoidosis, what should I look for in selecting a doctor or treatment center?

Word of mouth...: Selecting a good rheumatologist is difficult; try to go be word of mouht, referral from someone you know that uses that doctor; or you can contact your local medical society and let them direct you. Also; if there is a major teaching hospital in your area try to choose the doctor affiliated with that institution. Best of luck! ...Read more

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