Sarcoidosis causes the immune system to overreact and produce clusters of inflammation, called granulomas, usually in the lungs.
Sarcoidosis has more than one cause, but the exact cause is still unknown.
Seen More Commonly In
- African, Scandinavian or European descent
- Ages 30 to 50
Signs and Symptoms
- Weight loss
- Night sweats
- Low-grade fever
- Shortness of breath
- Enlarged or painful chest lymph nodes
- Lightheadedness and heart issues
- Red, painful, dry eyes; vision issues
- Skin that’s raised, pink or purple; painful nodules under the skin
- Enlarged spleen or liver
50% of people with sarcoidosis have no symptoms.
- Medical exam
- Chest X-ray or CT scan
- Biopsy showing granulomas
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Oxygen therapy
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
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