Sarcoidosis

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Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disorder characterized by the presence of noncaseating granulomatous inflammation in affected organs (1). The etiology of sarcoidosis remains undetermined, the clinical manifestations of this disease are protean, and a diagnosis of sarcoidosis is often made by the exclusion of other processes. What helps distinguish sarcoidosis from other systemic disorders is a consideration of clinical presentation and natural history, confirmatory biopsy, and appropriate response to therapy. Although this disease most commonly affects the lungs, virtually any part of the body may be affected, and the presence and behavior of characteristic extrapulmonary manifestations may assist in supporting a diagnosis of sarcoidosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrimer on the Rheumatic Diseases
Subtitle of host publicationThirteenth Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages514-522
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780387356648
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Chen, E. S. (2008). Sarcoidosis. In Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases: Thirteenth Edition (pp. 514-522). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-68566-3_27