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

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Sarcoidosis" returned 2040 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Multidisciplinary approach and long-term follow-up in a series of 640 consecutive patients with sarcoidosis: Cohort study of a 40-year clinical experience at a tertiary referral center in Barcelona, Spain.
 

Author(s): Juan Mañá, Manuel Rubio-Rivas, Nadia Villalba, Joaquim Marcoval, Adriana Iriarte, María Molina-Molina, Roger Llatjos, Olga García, Sergio Martínez-Yélamos, Vanessa Vicens-Zygmunt, Cristina Gámez, Ramón Pujol, Xavier Corbella

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jul;96(29):e7595.

 

Cohort studies of large series of patients with sarcoidosis over a long period of time are scarce. The aim of this study is to report a 40-year clinical experience of a large series of patients at Bellvitge University Hospital, a tertiary university hospital in Barcelona, Spain. Diagnosis ...

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2017

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Sarcoidosis mimicking metastatic progression of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor: A case report.
 

Author(s): Ivan Lolli, Elisa Stasi, Fabio Fucilli, Michele Pirrelli, Raffaele Armentano, Giovanna Campanella, Claudio Lotesoriere, Dionigi Lorusso

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jun;96(26):e7273.

 

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) account for less than 5% of all pancreatic tumors. PNETs develop from pancreatic endocrine islet cells and have a variable range of malignant potential. These neoplasms tend to have a slower growth rate than exocrine tumors and may remain undetectable ...

Last Updated: 28 Jun 2017

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Case 3-2017: A Man with Cardiac Sarcoidosis and New Diplopia and Weakness.
 

Author(s): Jason M Baron, Anand S Dighe, James G Flood

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2017 05;376(19):1897.

 

Last Updated: 10 May 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sarcoidosis" returned 201 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Efficacy of additional treatment with azathioprine in a patient with prednisolone-dependent gastric sarcoidosis.
 

Author(s): Masaki Murata, Mitsushige Sugimoto, Yoshihiro Yokota, Hiromitsu Ban, Osamu Inatomi, Shigeki Bamba, Ryoji Kushima, Akira Andoh

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2016 Dec;22(47):10471-10476.

 

Gastric sarcoidosis with noncaseating granuloma is rare. Although corticosteroid produces a dramatic clinical response, it is unknown whether azathioprine show efficacy in prednisolone-dependent cases. Here, we report a case of gastric sarcoidosis in a 25-year-old man with severe ...

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2017

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The Roles of T Helper 1, T Helper 17 and Regulatory T Cells in the Pathogenesis of Sarcoidosis.
 

Author(s): Esmaeil Mortaz, Fatemeh Rezayat, Davar Amani, Arda Kiani, Johan Garssen, Ian M Adcock, Aliakbar Velayati

Journal: Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016 Aug;15(4):334-339.

 

Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disorder of unidentified etiology, with a heterogeneous clinical presentation. It is characterized by a reduced delayed-type hypersensitivity to tuberculin and common antigens. The balance between Th1, Th17 and Regulatory T(Treg) cells controls ...

Last Updated: 6 Dec 2016

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Presence of Late Gadolinium Enhancement by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Among Patients With Suspected Cardiac Sarcoidosis Is Associated With Adverse Cardiovascular Prognosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Edward Hulten, Vikram Agarwal, Michael Cahill, Geoff Cole, Tomas Vita, Scott Parrish, Marcio Sommer Bittencourt, Venkatesh L Murthy, Raymond Kwong, Marcelo F Di Carli, Ron Blankstein

Journal: Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Sep;9(9):e005001.

 

Individuals with cardiac sarcoidosis have an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia and death. Several small cohort studies have evaluated the ability of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict adverse cardiovascular events. However, ...

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2016

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Worldwide Sarcoidosis Research Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sarcoidosis

 

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2017

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Delayed-Enhancement Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Patients With Sarcoidosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sarcoidosis

 

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2017

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Acthar Gel for Chronic Pulmonary Sarcoidosis (ACPS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sarcoidosis; Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2015

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