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Sarcoidosis is a disease that leads to inflammation, usually in your lungs, skin, or lymph nodes. It starts as tiny, grain-like lumps, called granulomas. Sarcoidosis can affect any organ in your body.

No one is sure what causes sarcoidosis. It affects men and women of all ages and races. It occurs mostly in people ages 20 to 50, African Americans, especially women, and people of Northern European origin.

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  1. Sarcoidosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Sarcoidosis is a disease that leads to inflammation, usually in your lungs, skin, or lymph nodes. It starts as tiny, grain-like lumps, called granulomas. Sarcoidosis can affect any organ in your body. No ...
  2. Sarcoidosis Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Sarcoidosis Introduction Sarcoidosis is a disease that develops gradually, producing symptoms such as small lumps that come ... small bump. This bump is called a granuloma. Sarcoidosis Granulomas that appear in people with sarcoidosis can ...
  3. Understanding Sarcoidosis (American Lung Association)  
    ... Register for ENews Home > Lung Disease > Sarcoidosis Understanding Sarcoidosis Sarcoidosis is a disease caused by inflammation. Scientists ... pain, or shortness of breath. How Serious is Sarcoidosis? Nobody can predict how sarcoidosis will affect one ...
  4. Sarcoidosis Quiz From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... Health Topics » Quizzes Related Media Videos Widgets Quizzes Sarcoidosis Quiz Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown cause ... the disease if you have it. Question 1. Sarcoidosis is a disease that can affect various organs ...
  5. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Sarcoidosis? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... Twitter. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Sarcoidosis? Many people who have sarcoidosis have no signs ... symptom is more common in women than men. Sarcoidosis Signs and Symptoms The illustration shows the major ...
  6. Living with and Managing Sarcoidosis Video From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... Media Videos Widgets Quizzes Living With and Managing Sarcoidosis May 18, 2011 This video—presented by the ... an executive and wife, has coped with having sarcoidosis. Although she had no symptoms, Romaine learned she ...
  7. Sarcoidosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Is Sarcoidosis? Sarcoidosis (sar-koy-DO-sis) is a disease of ... the inflammation go away. In people who have sarcoidosis, the inflammation doesn't go away. Instead, some ...
  8. How Is Sarcoidosis Treated? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is Sarcoidosis Treated? Not everyone who has sarcoidosis needs treatment. Sometimes the disease goes away on ... type of steroid, is the main treatment for sarcoidosis. This medicine reduces inflammation. In most people, prednisone ...
  9. Living with Sarcoidosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. Living With Sarcoidosis Sarcoidosis has no cure, but you can take steps ... if you don't take medicine for your sarcoidosis. New symptoms can occur at any time. Also, ...
  10. How Is Sarcoidosis Diagnosed? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is Sarcoidosis Diagnosed? Your doctor will diagnose sarcoidosis based on your medical history, a physical exam, ... ask whether you: Have a family history of sarcoidosis. Have had any jobs that may have raised ...
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