Prognosis and treatment

Although spontaneous improvement is common, the severity and manifestations of disease are highly variable, and many patients require courses of corticosteroids some time during the course of their disease. Thus, serial monitoring for evidence of relapse is imperative. About 90% of patients who have spontaneous remission do so within the first 2 yr after diagnosis; […]

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Clinical Trials

Clinical studies (sometimes called trials or protocols) are medical research studies in which people participate as volunteers and are one way of developing new treatments and medications for diseases like sarcoidosis.  Clinical studies can also provide researchers information that may be an important first step toward developing a treatment.  For example, research may show how […]

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Relapsing Polychondritis – Skin Disorders

Patients with relapsing polychondritis usually present with dramatically swollen, painful, red ears. Sometimes, the nose is involved in a similar manner. These skin changes reflect the presence of massive inflammatory changes in the underlying cartilage. Such changes occurring in the larynx, trachea, and bronchi may result in death. Ocular and articular abnormalities may also be […]

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Living with sarcoidosis

Living with sarcoidosis

15 July 2009

A person should take steps to stay healthy. This includes: Not smoking. Avoiding substances like dusts and chemicals that can harm the lungs. Trying to follow a healthy eating plan. Being as active as possible without straining. Joining a patient support group may help adjust to living with sarcoidosis. Talking to others who have the […]

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Who is at risk for sarcoidosis

Who is at risk for sarcoidosis

15 July 2009

Who is at risk for sarcoidosis? Sarcoidosis is known worldwide, and affects people of all races and ages. It occurs mostly in: Adults usually between the ages of 20 and 40 In the United States, sarcoidosis affects African Americans somewhat more often and more severely than Caucasians. African American women, are the most highly affected […]

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What are the signs and symptoms of sarcoidosis

What are the signs and symptoms of sarcoidosis

15 July 2009

What are the signs and symptoms of sarcoidosis? Many people who have sarcoidosis have no symptoms. Often, the condition is discovered by accident only because a person has a chest X-ray for another reason, such as a pre-employment X-ray. Some people have very few symptoms, but others have many. Symptoms usually depend on which organs […]

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How is sarcoidosis diagnosed

How is sarcoidosis diagnosed

15 July 2009

How is sarcoidosis diagnosed? Sarcoidosis is diagnosed by taking a detailed medical history and conducting a physical exam and several diagnostic tests. The purpose is to: Identify the presence of granulomas in any of the organs. Rule out other causes of the symptoms. Determine the amount of damage to any of the affected organs. Determine […]

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Renal sarcoidosis: clinical, laboratory, and histologic presentation and outcome in 47 patients

Renal sarcoidosis: clinical, laboratory, and histologic presentation and outcome in 47 patients

07 April 2009

We conducted the current study to investigate the clinical, laboratory, and histologic features at presentation and the outcome of renal sarcoidosis (RS). Exhaustive retrospective data were collected by the French Sarcoidosis Group. Forty-seven adult patients were assessed (30 male/17 female, M/F ratio: 1.76). Median estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was 20.5 mL/min per 1.73 m(2) […]

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Unraveling the Mystery of Sarcoidosis

Unraveling the Mystery of Sarcoidosis

07 April 2009

The Statement on Sarcoidosis of the World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders (WASOG) reports that scientists have conducted a significant amount of research on the clinical course, pathology, and immunological aspects of sarcoidosis. Less is known about the epidemiology and genetic factors. For those of us coping on a daily basis with the […]

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Some things we don’t know about sarcoidosis

07 April 2009

Sarcoidosis is currently thought to be associated with an abnormal immune response. It is not known whether the trigger that initiates the immune disturbance is a foreign substance, chemical, drug, virus, or some other substance. In general, sarcoidosis appears briefly and heals naturally in 60%-70% of the cases, often without the patient knowing or doing […]

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What Other Diseases “Masquerade” as Rheumatoid Arthritis? Part 1 – The Non-Infectious Group

What Other Diseases “Masquerade” as Rheumatoid Arthritis? Part 1 – The Non-Infectious Group

07 April 2009

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis and affects more than 2 million Americans. The diagnosis is not easy to make in many instances. There are more than 100 different kinds of arthritis. Most of them involve inflammation. When a patient goes to a rheumatologist to get a diagnosis, there is […]

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Living With Sarcoidosis – You’ve Been Diagnosed With Symptoms of Sarcoidosis – Now What?

07 April 2009

Your doctor tells you that your cough is one of the symptoms of Sarcoidosis. Your head is spinning so what should you do first? Calm down, and get yourself together. Did it? Ok, now get Pro-active. To cope with the Symptoms of Sarcoidosis the first thing you need to realize is that you have to […]

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Sarcoidosis – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

07 April 2009

Sarcoidosis is a disease that results from a specific form of tissue inflammation called granuloma which can appear in any part of the body, but most often starts in the lungs or lymph nodes. It is most common in young, black adults. A disturbed immune response of the body is believed to be the cause […]

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