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Can my family get sarcoidosis from me?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
This is not a communicable disease.

In brief: No
This is not a communicable disease.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics
In brief: Depends
Since no one knows the cause of sarcoid-we are not sure-but it is likely genetically there is defect in immunity which "could" be inherited at about the rate of 15-20% among brothers and sisters in a family sarcoid, itself, is not considered a "contagious" disease.
However it has been transmitted via organ donation in other words, a patient with sarcoid donated an organ and the recipient got sarc.

In brief: Depends
Since no one knows the cause of sarcoid-we are not sure-but it is likely genetically there is defect in immunity which "could" be inherited at about the rate of 15-20% among brothers and sisters in a family sarcoid, itself, is not considered a "contagious" disease.
However it has been transmitted via organ donation in other words, a patient with sarcoid donated an organ and the recipient got sarc.
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