Sarcoidosis is a disease that causes inflammation in different body tissues. Sarcoidosis can appear suddenly and disappear or develop gradually and go on to produce symptoms that come and go. Sarcoidosis causes a specific form of inflammation known as granulomas, which are recognizable when doctors view the involved tissue under a microscope.
Sarcoidosis may not produce any symptoms or signs. When symptoms and signs do occur, they vary in severity and depend on the site of the body that is involved. Symptoms and signs that can occur include
- swollen lymph nodes,
- weight loss,
- joint pain,
- swollen joints,
- persistent dry cough,
- shortness of breath,
- chest pain, and a
- rash of red or purple-red bumps.
The eyes may be involved, leading to
Cause of sarcoidosis
The cause of sarcoidosis is not understood, and it most commonly affects the lungs and the skin.
Other sarcoidosis symptoms and signs
- Burning Eyes
- Chest Pain
- Itchy, Dry Eyes
- Joint Pain
- Persistent Dry Cough
- Rash of Red or Purple-Red Bumps
- Sensitivity to Light (Photophobia)
- Severe Eye Redness
- Shortness of Breath
- Swollen Joints
- Swollen Lymph Nodes
- Weight Loss
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