11 doctors weighed in:

How do you end up with sarcoidosis?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Terry Woodard
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Terry Woodard
Dr. Terry Woodard
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Dr. Donald Elton
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sarcoidosis

The cause of this disease is still unknown.

In brief: Sarcoidosis

The cause of this disease is still unknown.
Dr. Donald Elton
Dr. Donald Elton
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Dr. John Hammes
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Genes + environment

Not known for certain why some people get sarcoid.
We know certain groups (scandinavians) and african americans are at increased risk. Maybe combination of genetics + some viral infection or environmental exposure. Altered immune function or response to germ or environment initiates it.

In brief: Genes + environment

Not known for certain why some people get sarcoid.
We know certain groups (scandinavians) and african americans are at increased risk. Maybe combination of genetics + some viral infection or environmental exposure. Altered immune function or response to germ or environment initiates it.
Dr. John Hammes
Dr. John Hammes
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