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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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 2095 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Severe infections in sarcoidosis: Incidence, predictors and long-term outcome in a cohort of 585 patients.
 

Author(s): Amélie Duréault, Catherine Chapelon, Lucie Biard, Fanny Domont, Léa Savey, Bahram Bodaghi, Valérie Pourcher, Matthieu Resche Rigon, Patrice Cacoub, David Saadoun

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(49):e8846.

 

Sarcoidosis is associated with cell-mediated immunodeficiency and treatment of symptomatic sarcoidosis usually includes systemic immunosuppressants. Data relative to incidence, prognosis factors, and outcome of infections are scarce.Retrospective cohort study of 585 patients with ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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High-Cost Sarcoidosis Patients in the United States: Patient Characteristics and Patterns of Health Care Resource Utilization.
 

Author(s): J Bradford Rice, Alan White, Andrea Lopez, Winnie W Nelson

Journal: J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2017 Dec;23(12):1261-1269.

 

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory disorder characterized by the presence of noncaseating granulomas in involved organs. Prior research has found that sarcoidosis imposes a significant economic burden to U.S. payers. However, the drivers of high health care costs among sarcoidosis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Utility of angiotensin-converting enzyme activity in aqueous humor in the diagnosis of ocular sarcoidosis.
 

Author(s): Violeta Mihailovic-Vucinic, Ljubica Popevic, Spasoje Popevic, Mihailo Stjepanovic, Andjelka Aleksic, Anka Stanojevic-Paovic

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2017 Oct;65(10):979-983.

 

Many studies include elevated activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) in serum in sarcoidosis and in ocular sarcoidosis as well, but there are only a few analyzing ACE activities in aqueous humor. The aim of this study is to illuminate the diagnostic value of ACE in aqueous ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Sarcoidosis" returned 209 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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Systemic Sarcoidosis with Thyroid Involvement.
 

Author(s): Hideyuki Okuma, Koshi Hashimoto, Xin Wang, Noriaki Ohkiba, Nozomi Murooka, Norikazu Akizuki, Takeshi Inazawa, Yoshihiro Ogawa

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 Aug;56(16):2181-2186.

 

A 66-year-old woman, who was diagnosed with iritis, visited our hospital due to general malaise. A blood analysis revealed hypercalcemia. Computed tomography revealed mediastinal and hilar lymph node hyperplasia. Moreover,Gallium scintigraphy demonstrated strong accumulation in the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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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Cardiac Sarcoidosis Multi-Center Prospective Cohort
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cardiac Sarcoidosis

 

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2017

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Delayed-Enhancement Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Patients With Sarcoidosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sarcoidosis

 

Last Updated: 9 Feb 2018

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