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Can my family get sarcoidosis from me?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: No

This is not a communicable disease.

In brief: No

This is not a communicable disease.
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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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