Sarcoidosis is a disease in which inflammation occurs in the lymph nodes, lungs, liver, eyes, skin, or other tissues. The exact cause is unknown.
In those who have the disease, tiny clusters of immune cells called granulomas form in certain organs of the body. The disease can affect almost any organ, but most commonly affects the lungs.
Almost all patients affected by sarcoidosis have lung or chest symptoms:
Other symptoms may include:
A Deborah physician may order the following imaging tests to help diagnose sarcoidosis:
A biopsy is also needed to confirm the diagnosis. A biopsy of the lung is usually done though other body tissues may also be biopsied.
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