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

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The terms "Sarcoidosis" returned 1587 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Membranous nephropathy associated with sarcoidosis: a primary or secondary glomerulopathy?
 

Author(s): Tal Zilberman, Tanya Zahavi, Alexandra Osadchy, Naomi Nacasch, Ze'ev Korzets

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 Jun;16(6):390-2.

 

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2014

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A case of anti-Jo1 myositis associated with sarcoidosis.
 

Author(s): Sonia Toujani, Meriem Mjid, Béchir Louzir, Yassine Ouahchi, Nozha Ben salah, Jalloul Daghfous, Nadia Mehiri, Jouda Cherif, Majed Beji

Journal: Tunis Med. 2014 Feb;92(2):176-7.

 

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2014

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Images in clinical medicine. Tattoos and sarcoidosis.
 

Author(s): Lisa K Torres, Saadia A Faiz

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Jun;370(23):e34.

 

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2014

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The terms "Sarcoidosis" returned 136 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The role of positron emission tomography-computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging in the management of sarcoidosis patients.
 

Author(s): Chetsadaporn Promteangtrong, Ali Salavati, Gang Cheng, Drew A Torigian, Abass Alavi

Journal: Hell J Nucl Med. ;17(2):123-35.

 

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. The diagnosis is based on clinical and radiographic findings as well as by histopathological findings. Molecular imaging in recent years has made important progress regarding the study of various inflammatory ...

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2014

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Systemic sarcoidosis induced by etanercept: first Brazilian case report.
 

Author(s): Natasha Unterstell, Aline Lopes Bressan, Laura Araújo Serpa, Pérola Peres da Fonseca e Castro, Alexandre Carlos Gripp

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;88(6 Suppl 1):197-9.

 

The antagonists of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) are increasingly being used in the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Several adverse effects of these drugs have been reported, including the paradoxical development of sarcoidosis, especially with the use of ...

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2013

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Sarcoidosis in a chronic dialysis patient diagnosed by sarcoidosis-related hypercalcemia with no common systemic clinical manifestations: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Yohei Arai, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Suguru Hirasawa, Shota Aki, Naoto Inaba, Makoto Aoyagi, Yukio Tsuura, Teiichi Tamura

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2013 ;52(23):2639-44.

 

Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown origin. We herein report a case of sarcoidosis in a chronic dialysis patient diagnosed by hypercalcemia without any common clinical manifestations. The onset of sarcoidosis in chronic dialysis patients is rare; to the best ...

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2013

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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: 8 Jul 2014

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

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Sarcoidosis-Associated Calcium Dysregulation; Sarcoidosis-Associated Hypercalciuria

 

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2014

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