What Is Sarcoidosis?

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By amanda
Jun 27, 2020
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3. Does Sarcoidosis Affect Multiple Parts of the Body?

Yes. Sarcoidosis is considered a systemic disease, meaning that it can affect multiple organs in the body. The condition most often present in the lungs, causing chest pain, trouble breathing and dry coughing. In more severe circumstances, sarcoidosis in the lungs can evolve into several other conditions: pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, bronchiectasis, fibrocystic disease or aspergilloma.

Sarcoidosis also affects the lymph nodes in up to 90% of cases. While swollen lymph nodes can cause discomfort, they rarely cause further medical complications.

This disease can also affect other organs in the body, but likely with less frequency. For example, skin and the heart are affected in about 25% of cases, and only about 15% of cases affect the brain and nervous system. However, as always, if you are concerned that you may have sarcoidosis, then seek advice from a medical professional.

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