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 2135 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Pseudotumor cerebri revealing sarcoidosis].
 

Author(s): Mounira El Euch, Madiha Mahfoudhi, Wafa Skouri, Fethi Ben Hamida, Fatima Jaziri, Khaoula Ben Abdelghani, Sami Turki, Taïeb Ben Abdallah

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Sarcoidosis is a multivisceral granulomatosis of unknown aetiology which may have various clinical and radiological manifestations. Cerebral sarcoidosis, although rare, can appears as a misleading pseudotumor. We report the case of a young Tunisian adult hospitalized for intracranial ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Hypercalcemic pancreatitis a rare presentation of sarcoidosis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Agazi Gebreselassie, Alem Mehari, Rahel Dagne, Firehiwet Berhane, Angesom Kibreab

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jan;97(2):e9580.

 

The usual presentation of sarcoidosis is hilar adenopathy, pulmonary reticular opacities, skin, joint, or eye lesions. Pancreatic involvement is unusual and hypercalcemic pancreatitis as initial manifestation is very rare.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Propionibacterium acnes-derived insoluble immune complexes in sinus macrophages of lymph nodes affected by sarcoidosis.
 

Author(s): Yoshimi Suzuki, Keisuke Uchida, Tamiko Takemura, Masaki Sekine, Tomoki Tamura, Asuka Furukawa, Akira Hebisawa, Yumi Sakakibara, Nobuyasu Awano, Tomonari Amano, Daisuke Kobayashi, Mariko Negi, Tomoya Kakegawa, Yuriko Wada, Takashi Ito, Takashige Suzuki, Takumi Akashi, Yoshinobu Eishi

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Propionibacterium acnes is thought to be a causative agent of sarcoidosis. Patients with sarcoidosis have circulating immune complexes. We attempted to detect P. acnes-derived immune complexes in sarcoid lesions.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Sarcoidosis" returned 216 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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Epidemiology and clinical characteristics of sarcoidosis: an update from a population-based cohort study from Olmsted County, Minnesota.
 

Author(s): P Ungprasert, C S Crowson, E L Matteson

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Information about the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and comorbidities of sarcoidosis among Caucasians is relatively scarce. This review focuses primarily on the data from a recently published Caucasianpredominant population-based cohort from Olmsted County, Minnesota. Overall, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

A Clinical Study of Tranilast in the Treatment of Sarcoidosis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Sarcoidosis

 

Last Updated: 6 May 2018

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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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