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Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown cause that leads to inflammation. It can affect various organs in the body. Normally, your immune system defends your body against foreign or harmful substances. For example, it sends special cells to protect organs that are in danger. These cells release chemicals that recruit other cells to isolate and destroy the harmful substance. Inflammation occurs during this process. Once the harmful substance is destroyed, the cells and the inflammation go away. In people who have sarcoidosis, the inflammation doesn't go away. Instead, some of the immune system cells cluster to form lumps called granulomas in various organs in your body.
Differentiating sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome using biomarkers

Differentiating sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome using biomarkers

Lung experts test nicotine patches as potential treatment for sarcoidosis

Lung experts test nicotine patches as potential treatment for sarcoidosis

New PET-CT scan can diagnose cardiac sarcoidosis more accurately than traditional tests

New PET-CT scan can diagnose cardiac sarcoidosis more accurately than traditional tests

Researchers identify cells that drive autoimmune disease

Researchers identify cells that drive autoimmune disease

New Apple ResearchKit app from Penn Medicine focuses on sarcoidosis patients

New Apple ResearchKit app from Penn Medicine focuses on sarcoidosis patients

Researchers discover underlying cause for formation of granulomas

Researchers discover underlying cause for formation of granulomas

High-fat, low-sugar diet prior to imaging can help reduce uncertainty in diagnosing cardiac sarcoidosis

High-fat, low-sugar diet prior to imaging can help reduce uncertainty in diagnosing cardiac sarcoidosis

IPF diagnosis: how do patients feel about the discussion with their physician?

IPF diagnosis: how do patients feel about the discussion with their physician?

Menopausal women may experience accelerated decline in lung function, research shows

Menopausal women may experience accelerated decline in lung function, research shows

BU researcher receives grant to better understand breast cancer in African-American women

BU researcher receives grant to better understand breast cancer in African-American women

Systemic sclerosis: an interview with Dr Kristin Highland

Systemic sclerosis: an interview with Dr Kristin Highland

Araim Pharmaceuticals forms new strategic collaboration with Vault Bioventures to market novel peptides

Araim Pharmaceuticals forms new strategic collaboration with Vault Bioventures to market novel peptides

Scientists develop new strategy to target sarcoidosis

Scientists develop new strategy to target sarcoidosis

Pitt investigators to lead $15 million federal initiative to manage breathing disorder clinical trials

Pitt investigators to lead $15 million federal initiative to manage breathing disorder clinical trials

American College of Chest Physicians releases new clinical guidelines on EBUS-guided TBNA

American College of Chest Physicians releases new clinical guidelines on EBUS-guided TBNA

Lenalidomide therapy may have immediate effect in treatment of sarcoidosis-related symptoms

Lenalidomide therapy may have immediate effect in treatment of sarcoidosis-related symptoms

Spouses & Relatives Of Celiac Disease Patients At Risk For Autoimmune Diseases

Spouses & Relatives Of Celiac Disease Patients At Risk For Autoimmune Diseases

ARA 290 drug reduces neuropathic pain in type 2 diabetic patients

ARA 290 drug reduces neuropathic pain in type 2 diabetic patients

Cigarette smoking and male sex are independent risk factors for ocular sarcoidosis

Cigarette smoking and male sex are independent risk factors for ocular sarcoidosis

Bristol-Myers Squibb to present new immunotherapy study data at ASCO Annual Meeting

Bristol-Myers Squibb to present new immunotherapy study data at ASCO Annual Meeting