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 1629 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Sarcoidosis treatment with antifungal medication: a follow-up.
 

Author(s): Marjeta TerĨelj, Barbara Salobir, Mirjana Zupancic, Ragnar Rylander

Journal: Pulm Med. 2014 ;2014():739673.

 

The aim of the study was to compare treatment of sarcoidosis with antifungal or corticosteroid medication.

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2014

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Treatment with methotrexate and low-dose corticosteroids in sarcoidosis patients with cardiac lesions.
 

Author(s): Sonoko Nagai, Takafumi Yokomatsu, Kiminobu Tanizawa, Kohei Ikezoe, Tomohiro Handa, Yutaka Ito, Shunpei Ogino, Takateru Izumi

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2014 ;53(23):2761.

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Cardiac sarcoidosis treatment revisited.
 

Author(s): Magdalena M Martusewicz-Boros, Elzbieta Wiatr, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Sliz

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2014 ;53(23):2759.

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sarcoidosis" returned 143 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Assessment of cardiac sarcoidosis with advanced imaging modalities.
 

Author(s): Makoto Orii, Toshio Imanishi, Takashi Akasaka

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():897956.

 

Sarcoidosis is a chronic systemic disease of unknown etiology that is characterized by the presence of noncaseating epithelioid granulomas, usually in multiple organs. Several studies have shown that sarcoidosis might be the result of an exaggerated granulomatous reaction after exposure ...

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2014

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Hepatosplenic sarcoidosis: contrast-enhanced ultrasound findings and implications for clinical practice.
 

Author(s): Claudio Tana, Christoph F Dietrich, Cosima Schiavone

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():926203.

 

Sarcoidosis is a complex granulomatous disease that affects virtually every organ and tissue, with a prevalence that varies significantly among the sites involved. The role of conventional imaging, such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, in the assessment of hepatosplenic ...

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2014

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Immunopathology of sarcoidosis.
 

Author(s): Esmaeil Mortaz, Mohammad Reza Masjedi, Payam Tabarsi, Mihan Pourabdollah, Ian M Adcock

Journal: Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2014 Oct;13(5):300-6.

 

The immunopathology of sarcoidosis remains elusive despite years of research into this multiorgan disease.However, recent studies have provided new insights into the genetics and immune components involved in the clinical manifestation of the disease. Granulomatous inflammation is ...

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Cardiac Sarcoidosis: FDG PET vs. Ga-DOTANOC PET
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sarcoidosis; Cardiac Sarcoidosis

 

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2012

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Acthar Gel for Chronic Pulmonary Sarcoidosis (ACPS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sarcoidosis; Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

 

Last Updated: 26 Jan 2015

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ACTHAR GEL for Sarcoidosis-Associated Calcium Dysregulation: An Open-label Pilot Study
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Sarcoidosis; Hypercalcemia Due to Sarcoidosis

 

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2015

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