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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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 1981 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Sarcoidosis associated with infliximab therapy in ulcerative colitis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Georgiana-Emmanuela Gîlcă, Smaranda Diaconescu, Gheorghe Gh Bălan, Oana Timofte, Gabriela Ştefănescu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Mar;96(10):e6156.

 

Although immunomodulatory therapy has been clearly stated as an important landmark in treatment of ulcerative colitis, significantly improving the quality of life for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, there are several aspects to be considered regarding the possible side-effects ...

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2017

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Upper Airway Obstruction Requiring Emergent Tracheostomy Secondary to Laryngeal Sarcoidosis: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): Changwan Ryu, Erica L Herzog, Hongyi Pan, Robert Homer, Mridu Gulati

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BACKGROUND Laryngeal sarcoidosis is a rare extrapulmonary manifestation of sarcoidosis, accounting for 0.33-2.1% of cases. A life-threatening complication of laryngeal sarcoidosis is upper airway obstruction. In this report we describe our experience in the acute and chronic care ...

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2017

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[Pulmonary sarcoidosis presenting as multiple scattered pulmonary nodules: about a case].
 

Author(s): Haykel Abdelhedi, Naziha Khammassi, Amira Mhenni, Youssef Kort, Ouahida Cherif

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Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease that can affect all organs, thoracic involvement often predominates representing its most evocative manifestation. Atypical manifestations, such as the presence of multiple scattered pulmonary nodules may indicate malignancy. Our ...

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2017

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The terms "Sarcoidosis" returned 194 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cryptococcal meningitis complicating sarcoidosis.
 

Author(s): Sonja E Leonhard, Daan Fritz, Diederik van de Beek, Matthijs C Brouwer

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Aug;95(35):e4587.

 

Cryptococcal meningitis is an uncommon but severe complication of sarcoidosis.

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2016

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Fatigue syndrome in sarcoidosis.
 

Author(s): Witold Górski, Wojciech J Piotrowski

Journal: Pneumonol Alergol Pol. 2016 ;84(4):244-50.

 

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. Most commonly it results in the formation of non-caseating granulomas in intrathoracic lymph nodes and lung parenchyma, but the clinical course and picture may be complicated by extrapulmonary involvement and many non-respiratory ...

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2016

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Management of sarcoidosis in clinical practice.
 

Author(s): Florence Jeny, Diane Bouvry, Olivia Freynet, Michael Soussan, Michel Brauner, Carole Planes, Hilario Nunes, Dominique Valeyre

Journal: Eur Respir Rev. 2016 Jun;25(140):141-50.

 

Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of unknown cause with very diverse presentation, outcome, severity and need for treatments. While some presentations may be very typical, for many patients, the presentation is nonspecific, with shared associations with other diseases at times being ...

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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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