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 2162 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Diagnostic Value of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Strain Analysis for Detection of Cardiac Sarcoidosis.
 

Author(s): Darius Dabir, David Meyer, Daniel Kuetting, Julian Luetkens, Rami Homsi, Carmen Pizarro, Jennifer Nadal, Daniel Thomas

Journal: Rofo. 2018 08;190(8):712-721.

 

The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic value of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR)-derived strain parameters in patients with sarcoidosis, and to compare results to standard CMR markers of sarcoidosis (edema/T2 ratio, early gadolinium enhancement, late gadolinium enhancement) ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Atypical CT findings of pulmonary sarcoidosis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Han Na Lee, Jung Im Kim, Kyuyeoun Won, Ran Song

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(29):e11456.

 

Pulmonary involvement occurs in about 90% of patients with sarcoidosis. However, delayed diagnosis sometimes occurs due to atypical thoracic imaging findings.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Unusual presentation of a skull base mass lesion in sarcoidosis mimicking malignant neoplasm: a case report.
 

Author(s): Katsunori Shijo, Nobuhiro Moro, Mari Sasano, Mitsuru Watanabe, Hiroshi Yagasaki, Shori Takahashi, Taku Homma, Atsuo Yoshino

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Sarcoidosis is a multi-organ disease of unknown etiology characterised by the presence of epithelioid granulomas, without caseous necrosis. Systemic sarcoidosis is rare among children, while neurosarcoidosis in children is even rarer whether it is systemic or not.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sarcoidosis" returned 216 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging-indeterminate/negative cardiac sarcoidosis revealed by F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography: two case reports and a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): S C Sasson, R Russo, T Chung, G Chu, I Hunyor, J Williamson, A Murad, A Kane, S Riminton, S Limaye

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Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disorder of immune dysregulation characterized by non-caseating granulomas that can affect any organ. Cardiac sarcoidosis is an under-recognized entity that has a heterogeneous presentation and may occur independently or with any severity of systemic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Increased Risk of Atherosclerosis in Patients with Sarcoidosis.
 

Author(s): Elena Bargagli, Elisabetta Rosi, Massimo Pistolesi, Federico Lavorini, Luca Voltolini, Paola Rottoli

Journal: Pathobiology. 2017 ;84(5):258-263.

 

Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. Recent studies demonstrated that its pathogenesis is related with enhanced oxidative stress (protein carbonylation and lipid peroxidation) and alterations in the circulating lipid profile. Alterations of lipid metabolism ...

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 Jul 2018

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Worldwide Sarcoidosis Research Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sarcoidosis

 

Last Updated: 23 May 2018

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