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Prognosis of Sarcoidosis

Prognosis of Sarcoidosis: Often good. Many cases heal (60-70%). Most other cases are bearable. Fatal complications 5-10% of patients. ...see also Overview of Sarcoidosis

Prognosis for Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis is usually not crippling. It often goes away by itself, with most cases healing in 24 to 36 months. Even when sarcoidosis lasts longer, most patients can go about their lives as usual. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Sarcoidosis: NHLBI) ...see also Overview of Sarcoidosis

Deaths and Mortality Rates

Deaths from Sarcoidosis: 572 deaths (NHLBI 1999)

Estimated mortality rate for Sarcoidosis from prevalence and deaths statistics:

  • Deaths: 572 (USA annual deaths calculated from this data: 572 deaths (NHLBI 1999))
  • Incidence: 54,399 (USA prevalence calculated from this data: 20 per 100,000 overall; 5 in 100,000 white people; 40 out of 100,000 black people; Scandinavia 64 out of 100,000 people
  • 1.1% (ratio of deaths to prevalence).
  • See also Deaths and Sarcoidosis and Overview of Sarcoidosis.

Estimated mortality rate for Sarcoidosis from incidence and deaths statistics:

  • Deaths: 572 (USA annual deaths calculated from this data: 572 deaths (NHLBI 1999))
  • Incidence: 54,399 (USA annual incidence calculated from this data: 20 per 100,000 in the city, less in the country.
  • 1.1% (ratio of deaths to incidence).
  • See also Deaths and Sarcoidosis and Overview of Sarcoidosis.

Complications:

Complications of Sarcoidosis may include:

Complications of Sarcoidosis from the Diseases Database include:


Source: Diseases Database

See also complications of Sarcoidosis.

Prognosis of Sarcoidosis Discussion

NHLBI, Sarcoidosis: NHLBI (Excerpt)

In general, sarcoidosis appears briefly and heals naturally in 60 to 70 percent of the cases, often without the patient knowing or doing anything about it. From 20 to 30 percent of sarcoidosis patients are left with some permanent lung damage. In 10 to 15 percent of the patients, sarcoidosis can become chronic.

When either the granulomas or fibrosis seriously affect the function of a vital organ--the lungs, heart, nervous system, liver, or kidneys, for example--sarcoidosis can be fatal. This occurs 5 to 10 percent of the time. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Sarcoidosis: NHLBI)

NHLBI, Sarcoidosis: NHLBI (Excerpt)

No one can predict how sarcoidosis will progress in an individual patient. But the symptoms the patient experiences, the doctor's findings, and the patient's race can give some clues.

For example, a sudden onset of general symptoms such as weight loss of feeling poorly are usually taken to mean that the course of sarcoidosis will be relatively short and mild. Dyspnea and possibly skin sarcoidosis often indicate that the sarcoidosis will be more chronic and severe.

White patients are more likely to develop the milder form of the disease. Black people tend to develop the more chronic and severe form. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Sarcoidosis: NHLBI)

Sarcoidosis: Research More

About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Sarcoidosis usually refers to the likely outcome of Sarcoidosis. The prognosis of Sarcoidosis may include the duration of Sarcoidosis, chances of complications of Sarcoidosis, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Sarcoidosis, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Sarcoidosis. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

 

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