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Sarcoidosis: Introduction

Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis is a disease due to inflammation. It can appear in almost any body organ, but most often starts in the lungs or lymph nodes. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Sarcoidosis: NHLBI) ... more about Sarcoidosis.

Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Sarcoidosis is available below.

Symptoms of Sarcoidosis

Treatments for Sarcoidosis

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis: Related Patient Stories

Sarcoidosis: Deaths

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Types of Sarcoidosis

Curable Types of Sarcoidosis

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Rare Types of Sarcoidosis:

Rare types of Sarcoidosis include:

  • Thyroid disease associated sarcoidosis
  • Autoimmune disorders associated sarcoidosis
  • Hypopituitarism related to neurosarcoidosis
  • Hyperprolactinemia associated sarcoidosis
  • Hypervitaminosis D associated sarcoidosis
  • more types...»

Diagnostic Tests for Sarcoidosis

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Sarcoidosis: Complications

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Causes of Sarcoidosis

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Disease Topics Related To Sarcoidosis

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Sarcoidosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Sarcoidosis

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Sarcoidosis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Sarcoidosis

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Sarcoidosis: Rare Types

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Sarcoidosis: Animations

Prognosis for Sarcoidosis

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

Research about Sarcoidosis

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Clinical Trials for Sarcoidosis

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Statistics for Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a disease due to inflammation. It can appear in almost any body organ, but most often starts in the lungs or lymph nodes. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Sarcoidosis: NHLBI)

Definitions of Sarcoidosis:

Inflammatory disease characterized by small lumps or granulomas in lymph nodes and other organs. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A chronic disease of unknown cause marked by the formation of nodules in the lungs and liver and lymph glands and salivary glands - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Sarcoidosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Sarcoidosis, or a subtype of Sarcoidosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Sarcoidosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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