What is it?

Sarcoidosis is a type of disease that cause an abnormal tissue called granuloma to form in different organs throughout your body. Sarcoidosis leads to an inflammation, usually in your lungs, skin, or lymph nodes.
If a large number of granulomas accumulate in a certain organ, they may impair its proper functioning.
No one is sure what causes sarcoidosis. It affects men and women of all ages and races.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Sarcoid arthropathy
- Inflammatory myopathy due to sarcoidosis
- Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann disease
- Besnier Boeck Schaumann disease
- Sarcoid

Signs & symptoms

In some cases, you may not experience any signs or symptoms.
In other cases, you may suffer from cough, shortness of breath, weight loss and tiredness.
In case it effects the skin, sarcoidosis can cause rash or painful bumps.

Diagnosis

If your doctor suspects you have sarcoidosis, he or she will ask you about your symptoms, and perform a physical exam.
Next, an imaging tests such as a chest X-RAY or CT scan will be needed.
In order to confirm the diagnosis, you will need to do a biopsy in which a small piece of an effected organ will be taken out and examined under the microscope.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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