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Can sarcoidosis develop into asthma or emphysema?

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In brief: No.

People with sarcoidosis can certainly have asthma or emphysema, but not as a result of sarcoid changes.

In brief: No.

People with sarcoidosis can certainly have asthma or emphysema, but not as a result of sarcoid changes.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Confusion

Sarcoidosis can give the exact same symptoms as asthma and emphysema.

In brief: Confusion

Sarcoidosis can give the exact same symptoms as asthma and emphysema.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics

In brief: Sarcoidosis

Although sarcoidosis is not thought to be "asthma" or "emphysema", it can cause scar tissue in the lungs.
Granulomas often penetrate the lung tissue causing some shortness of breath. Cardiac sarcoidosis can cause electrical dysfunction of heart and -rarely potential arrhythmias. A doctor who specializes in sarcoidosis lung disease is often needed to differentiate between sarcoid lung disease.

In brief: Sarcoidosis

Although sarcoidosis is not thought to be "asthma" or "emphysema", it can cause scar tissue in the lungs.
Granulomas often penetrate the lung tissue causing some shortness of breath. Cardiac sarcoidosis can cause electrical dysfunction of heart and -rarely potential arrhythmias. A doctor who specializes in sarcoidosis lung disease is often needed to differentiate between sarcoid lung disease.
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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