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 2048 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cutaneous sarcoidosis: A retrospective case series and a hospital-based case-control study in Taiwan.
 

Author(s): Kwei-Lan Liu, Wen-Chien Tsai, Chih-Hung Lee

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Oct;96(40):e8158.

 

Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disorder of unknown etiology often involving skin. Studies on cutaneous sarcoidosis and comorbidities are limited. This study is aimed to describe the clinical features of cutaneous sarcoidosis diagnosed in our hospital and to determine the ...

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2017

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Multidisciplinary approach and long-term follow-up in a series of 640 consecutive patients with sarcoidosis: Cohort study of a 40-year clinical experience at a tertiary referral center in Barcelona, Spain.
 

Author(s): Juan Mañá, Manuel Rubio-Rivas, Nadia Villalba, Joaquim Marcoval, Adriana Iriarte, María Molina-Molina, Roger Llatjos, Olga García, Sergio Martínez-Yélamos, Vanessa Vicens-Zygmunt, Cristina Gámez, Ramón Pujol, Xavier Corbella

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jul;96(29):e7595.

 

Cohort studies of large series of patients with sarcoidosis over a long period of time are scarce. The aim of this study is to report a 40-year clinical experience of a large series of patients at Bellvitge University Hospital, a tertiary university hospital in Barcelona, Spain. Diagnosis ...

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2017

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Immunohistochemical identification of Propionibacterium acnes in granuloma and inflammatory cells of myocardial tissues obtained from cardiac sarcoidosis patients.
 

Author(s): Naoya Asakawa, Keisuke Uchida, Mamoru Sakakibara, Kazunori Omote, Keiji Noguchi, Yusuke Tokuda, Kiwamu Kamiya, Kanako C Hatanaka, Yoshihiro Matsuno, Shiro Yamada, Kyoko Asakawa, Yuichiro Fukasawa, Toshiyuki Nagai, Toshihisa Anzai, Yoshihiko Ikeda, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Masanori Hirota, Makoto Orii, Takashi Akasaka, Kenta Uto, Yasushige Shingu, Yoshiro Matsui, Shin-Ichiro Morimoto, Hiroyuki Tsutsui, Yoshinobu Eishi

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Although rare, cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) is potentially fatal. Early diagnosis and intervention are essential, but histopathologic diagnosis is limited. We aimed to detect Propionibacterium acnes, a commonly implicated etiologic agent of sarcoidosis, in myocardial tissues obtained from CS patients.

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sarcoidosis" returned 203 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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: 6 Jan 2017

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The Roles of T Helper 1, T Helper 17 and Regulatory T Cells in the Pathogenesis of Sarcoidosis.
 

Author(s): Esmaeil Mortaz, Fatemeh Rezayat, Davar Amani, Arda Kiani, Johan Garssen, Ian M Adcock, Aliakbar Velayati

Journal: Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016 Aug;15(4):334-339.

 

Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disorder of unidentified etiology, with a heterogeneous clinical presentation. It is characterized by a reduced delayed-type hypersensitivity to tuberculin and common antigens. The balance between Th1, Th17 and Regulatory T(Treg) cells controls ...

Last Updated: 6 Dec 2016

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Is there any association between Sarcoidosis and infectious agents?: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Tiago Esteves, Gloria Aparicio, Vicente Garcia-Patos

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During the last few years, investigators have debated the role that infectious agents may have in sarcoidosis pathogenesis. With the emergence of new molecular biology techniques, several studies have been conducted; therefore, we performed a meta-analysis in order to better explain ...

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2016

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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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