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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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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 are the symptoms of sarcoidosis?

Varies: The most common symptoms is no symptoms. Other symptoms depend on severity and what organs are affected and can include rashes, joint aches, chest pain, shortness of breath or eye problems among others. ...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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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

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What are the symptoms of sarcoidosis and what can I do to address them?

What are the symptoms of sarcoidosis and what can I do to address them?

Multiple: Sarcoid affects multiple organs and is followed by many different specialists. Problems can include arthrits. Skin rashes particularly one called erythema nodosum, eye inflammation, lung problems, swollen lymph nodes, fevers and multiple other problems. Sarcoidosis can be difficult to diagnose unless it is thought about by your physician. Medications are usually necessary and needs a doctor's care. ...Read more

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Do I need to take medication in case I am diagnosed with sarcoidosis, but don't have any symptoms?

No but you need dr.: It is essential that you establish a therapeutic relationship with a doctor usually a Pulmonary Specialist to monitor you through the years. ...Read more

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What happend if I refused to take any meds for my sarcoidosis? It will gets worst? Or will be the same? I really don't want to take anything .

Can not comment: We can not comment without knowing details of your condition.Sarcoidosis can be asymptomatic to affecting one or more bodily organs.If your doctors have prescribed the meds, and you did not say what meds have been prescribed by not following your doctors treatment you are taking a big risk and it can do serious damage to your body so talk to your doctors and follow their advice. ...Read more

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