Sarcoidosis

Common Name(s)

Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease characterized by the development and growth of tiny lumps of cells called granulomas. If these tiny granulomas grow and clump together in an organ, they can affect how the organ works, leading to the symptoms of sarcoidosis. The granulomas can be found in almost any part of the body, but occur more commonly in the lungs, lymph nodes, eyes, skin, and liver.  Although no one is sure what causes sarcoidosis, it is thought by most scientists to be a disorder of the immune system.  The course of the disease varies from person to person. It often goes away on its own, but in some people symptoms of sarcoidosis may last a lifetime. For those who need treatment, anti-inflammatory medications can help.
 

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Sarcoidosis" for support, advocacy or research.

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Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research

The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for this disease and to improving care for sarcoidosis patients. Since its establishment in 2000, FSR has funded numerous domestic and international research efforts and worked diligently to provide resources to thousands.

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Janine's sarcoidosis outreach foundation

Our mission is to empower communities through Sarcoidosis Education and Outreach

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Sarcoid Networking Association

The Sarcoid Networking Association was founded in 1992 to educate individuals, provide information and heighten public awareness about sarcoidosis.

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2014

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Sarcoidosis Australia

Bring fellow sufferers together to support each other and their families Provide and share information and experiences, acting as a forum to help those affected to understand the condition Support the medical profession in the early diagnosis and treatment of those with these diseases Support the medical profession in research into the disease Heighten awareness of the disease in Australia

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Sarcoidosis" for support, advocacy or research.

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Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research

The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for this disease and to improving care for sarcoidosis patients. Since its establishment in 2000, FSR has funded numerous domestic and international research efforts and worked diligently to provide resources to thousands.

http://www.stopsarcoidosis.org

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Janine's sarcoidosis outreach foundation

Our mission is to empower communities through Sarcoidosis Education and Outreach

http://www.jsof.org

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Sarcoid Networking Association

The Sarcoid Networking Association was founded in 1992 to educate individuals, provide information and heighten public awareness about sarcoidosis.

http://www.sarcoidosisnetwork.org

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2014

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Sarcoidosis Australia

Bring fellow sufferers together to support each other and their families Provide and share information and experiences, acting as a forum to help those affected to understand the condition Support the medical profession in the early diagnosis and treatment of those with these diseases Support the medical profession in research into the disease Heighten awareness of the disease in Australia

http://www.sarcoidosisaustralia.com

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Sarcoidosis" returned 2192 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Relationship between CT activity score with lung function and the serum angiotensin converting enzyme in pulmonary sarcoidosis on chest HRCT.
 

Author(s): Jianghui Duan, Yanyan Xu, Haixu Zhu, Haibo Zhang, Shilong Sun, Hongliang Sun, Wu Wang, Sheng Xie

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(36):e12205.

 

To address the reliability of CT activity score (CTAS) and investigate the relationships between CTAS, lung function changes after treatment and the serum angiotensin-converting enzyme (SACE) levels.Fifty-seven sarcoidosis patients underwent chest high-resolution CT (HRCT) and spirometry, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Diagnostic value of cardiac magnetic resonance and fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography for cardiac sarcoidosis with previous myocardial infarction: A case report.
 

Author(s): Masakazu Yasuda, Yoshitaka Iwanaga, Takayuki Kawamura, Takashi Nakamura, Salvatore De Rosa, Ciro Indolfi, Shunichi Miyazaki

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(35):e11938.

 

Diagnostic difficulty due to overlapped clinical findings exists in cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) patients who also have coronary artery disease. Since cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) evaluate different pathological processes, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Sarcoidosis secondary to lymphocyte active immunotherapy treated with infliximab.
 

Author(s): Gabriela Higino de Souza, Chan I Thien, Victor Bechara de Castro, Alexandre Carlos Gripp

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;93(5):764-765.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sarcoidosis" returned 220 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The use of 67Ga scintigraphy in patients with sarcoidosis.
 

Author(s): Ewa Malinowska, Anna Doboszyńska, Anna Śliwińska, John R Buscombe, Grzegorz Kulesza, Beata Moczulska, Jarosław B Ćwikła

Journal: Nucl Med Rev Cent East Eur. 2018 ;21(1):59-65.

 

Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of unknown aetiology characterised by the formation of noncaseating granulomas in various organs and tissues. The various imaging modalities that are useful in the investigation of lesions, staging and establishing indications for treatment include: ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Light and Laser Modalities in the Treatment of Cutaneous Sarcoidosis: A Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Ana Luiza Lima, Steven Goetze, Tanja Illing, Peter Elsner

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2018 Apr;98(5):481-483.

 

Sarcoidosis is a systemic non-caseating granulomatous disease of unknown aetiology. Cutaneous manifestations are present in approximately 10-30% of the patients with the systemic form. Therapy is indicated in case of disabling symptoms, organ dysfunction or cosmetically distressing ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Cutaneous sarcoidosis and secondary open-angle glaucoma in a patient: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Qiancheng Deng, Shu Ding, Shengbo Yang, JinHua Huang

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;92(3):407-409.

 

The current report presents the case of a 41-year-old male patient with a two-month history of asthenopia and plaques in the frontotemporal region. Computed tomography revealed bilateral hilar and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Ophthalmological examination showed elevated intraocular ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

A Clinical Study of Tranilast in the Treatment of Sarcoidosis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Sarcoidosis

 

Last Updated: 6 May 2018

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Cardiac Sarcoidosis Randomized Trial
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Cardiac Sarcoidosis; Sarcoidosis

 

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2018

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Worldwide Sarcoidosis Research Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sarcoidosis

 

Last Updated: 23 May 2018

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