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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.
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

Loyola offers patients the most advanced PET/CT scanner

Loyola offers patients the most advanced PET/CT scanner

Rituximab drug may be safe, effective for immunoglobulin G4-related disease treatment

Rituximab drug may be safe, effective for immunoglobulin G4-related disease treatment

BTNL2 gene mutation that impacts immune function increases risk of prostate cancer

BTNL2 gene mutation that impacts immune function increases risk of prostate cancer

Endosonographic aspiration procedures result in greater diagnostic yield in treating pulmonary sarcoidosis

Endosonographic aspiration procedures result in greater diagnostic yield in treating pulmonary sarcoidosis

Kinase inhibitors: an interview with Jan Hoflack, CSO of Oncodesign

Kinase inhibitors: an interview with Jan Hoflack, CSO of Oncodesign

Genetic study defines link between primary sclerosing cholangitis and other autoimmune diseases

Genetic study defines link between primary sclerosing cholangitis and other autoimmune diseases

Researchers unravel dual role of tumor necrosis factor in TB

Researchers unravel dual role of tumor necrosis factor in TB

Mount Sinai to initiate immunological therapy trial against chronic pulmonary sarcoidosis

Mount Sinai to initiate immunological therapy trial against chronic pulmonary sarcoidosis

Enlarged lymph nodes may warn of cancer

Enlarged lymph nodes may warn of cancer

Immunologic diseases linked to poorer survival in PSC

Immunologic diseases linked to poorer survival in PSC

Fungal exposure in homes could increase risk of sarcoidosis

Fungal exposure in homes could increase risk of sarcoidosis

Researchers identify new genetic signature for sarcoidosis

Researchers identify new genetic signature for sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis accounts for 25% of all deaths in African-American women

Sarcoidosis accounts for 25% of all deaths in African-American women

Various combinations of biomarkers are required to unequivocally diagnose specific disease

Various combinations of biomarkers are required to unequivocally diagnose specific disease

BU professor to study incidence of hypertension, diabetes and asthma in African American women

BU professor to study incidence of hypertension, diabetes and asthma in African American women

Merck's VICTRELIS phase III study results against HCV presented at EASL annual meeting

Merck's VICTRELIS phase III study results against HCV presented at EASL annual meeting

Merck to present VICTRELIS phase III study data against HCV at EASL annual meeting

Merck to present VICTRELIS phase III study data against HCV at EASL annual meeting

Elevated rates of 'Sarcoid Like' Granulomatous Pulmonary Disease found in WTC responders

Elevated rates of 'Sarcoid Like' Granulomatous Pulmonary Disease found in WTC responders

Chest: January news briefs

Chest: January news briefs