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What is sarcoidosis?

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics
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In brief: 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. ..

In brief: 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. ..
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Dr. Robert Lowe
Kids can get sarcoidosis too!
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Systemic disease

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that can effect many parts of the body.
The cause is not known. "balls" of inflammatory cells called granulomas are seen in effected organs. Often a biopsy of the effected tissue showing the granulomas is required to make a diagnosis. Common ares effected include the lungs, skin , and eyes.

In brief: Systemic disease

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that can effect many parts of the body.
The cause is not known. "balls" of inflammatory cells called granulomas are seen in effected organs. Often a biopsy of the effected tissue showing the granulomas is required to make a diagnosis. Common ares effected include the lungs, skin , and eyes.
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
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