Sarcoidosis is the growth of tiny collections of inflammatory cells (granulomas) in different parts of body most commonly the lungs, lymph nodes, eyes and skin.Sarcoidosis begins with these symptoms of fatigue, fever, swollen lymph nodes and weight loss
HOW IS SARCOIDOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Sarcoidosis is a little tricky, because the symptoms are similar to many other related diseases. The general physician performs an examination of lymph nodes, skin bumps or rashes, listen to heart or lungs and check for enlarged spleen. A chest X-ray, chest CT scan and a lung function test confirms diagnosis of Sarcoidosis.
HOW IS SARCOIDOSIS TREATED?
Sarcoidosis does not require any treatment and symptoms subside with time but monitoring of symptoms is necessary to ensure that no further complications arise. In some cases medications to suppress the immune system in order to reduce inflammation and corticosteroids might be prescribed. In severe cases of sarcoidosis patients could require organ transplants.
DID YOU KNOW?
Symptoms of sarcoidosis would take about two years to subside with or without treatment.