Sarcoidosis

What is Sarcoidosis?

This is abnormal condition of collection inflammatory nodules Granulomatous in different organs .

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my blood pressure is 138 over 82 and my heart rate is 56 - my heart rate hardly ever reaches 60 beats when resting and bp is normally 116 over 72 - should i be worried about slow heart rate i am not at all fit athletic - i am a 55 year old woman with a history of sarcoidosis

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Although slow heart heart has many causes, including health fit athlete, I would advise you to get an Electrocardiogram (ECG) done, which records the heart rhythm, as one of the common presentation of cardiac sarcoidosis (the one involving the heart) can cause heart blocks.

Once these blocks...

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hi, i have some sort of swelling or growth on both my eyes, its on inside of upper eyelids. opposite side of tearducts. i get pain/light pressure in my eyes. iv had blod tests 4 parasites etc, sarcoidosis. im awaiting a ct scan 4 oribit/brain. any idea wat it could be?

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Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease effect eye. It can cause cojuctivitis, iridocyclitis, choroiditis. In all involvment there isnowelling or growth except conjuctivitis,in which there will be nodular growth in fornix of conjuctiva.Blood test clinical exami nation is enough, CT scan is not requered.

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hi I am XXXXXX, i am undergoing treatment for sarcoidosis

taking wysolone 20 MG now (initially started from 60 MG) from last 2 months

now ive realised my face is becoming round shaped and i ve started gaining weight

moreover Ive started dveloping renal stones also. though they are very small in size ( 2 mm)

pls suggest what should be done to get rid of these side effects as doctor has advised wysolone for 4-6 months by tapering it

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Improvement occurs in time after stopping wysolone

Detailed Answer:
Dear Parminder,

Thanks for your query.

The symptoms as mentioned in your post are the most common side effects of long term corticosteroid therapy.
Prolonged intake of glucocorticoids (like wysolone,...

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I just got out of the hospital at UW Madison Wisconsin and through all the testing they are hitting on that I definately have mitral stenosis, injured kidneys, fluid overload, enlarged spleen, enlarged lymph nodes, cronic diarhea with a possitive colonoscopy and so they are believing at this time especially since i had some of the same symptoms back in 1989 that this could be sarcoidosis and my question would be are there any doctors in wisconsin that specialize on sarcoidosis?

doctor1 MD

thanks for asking your question
sarcoidosis is treated by some immunosuppresing drugs like steroids
you can consult any pulmonologist for treatment
you can visit lifecare hospital if a pulmonologist is available
thanks
may god bless you with good health

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Is there any connection between Iron/supplemental iron to Sarcoidosis? Could it cause or worsen it?

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Brief Answer:
no there is no connection

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

There is no known association between iron and sarcoidosis. It is not considered one of the causative agents, even though cause of sarcoidosis is not fully known yet.

Iron is not likely to worsen sarcoidosis, at...

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hi,
dear doc i have question regarding sarcoidosis.
In sarcoidosis usually lungs are involved but in some patients kidneys are involved too.

If a patient has mild to moderate pulmonary sarcoidosis but no renal involvement and renal functions are normal can a CT VENOGRAM with IV CONTRAST MATERIAL activate or triger sarcoidosis in kidneys of that patient?

is there any study or report about this in medical research or literature?

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXX

Thanks for writing in,

Computed Tomography Venography or any use of i/v contrast has not been found to trigger or activate renal sarcoidosis or any other organ involvement.

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disorder of unknown cause. It affects young adults and usually presents...

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I am rec'ng ivig 90 over 3 days for sarcoidosis of the bone, lots of pain and nerve problems, my bp dropped to 60/30 during infusion, pre infused with 500cc ns also my heart rate tends to be 88-94 on avg at rest, just would like know a opinion regarding above.

doctor1 MD

I think you are habing immunological reaction or allergy to IV that's why low BP. take anti allergy tablet before such infusions.

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hi,
dear doctor i have some questions about sarcoidosis.in sarcoidosis usually lungs are involved but in some patients kidneys are involved too.

if a patient has mild to moderate pulmonary sarcoidosis but no renal involvement and renal functions are normal.can CT VENOGRAM with IV CONTRAST MATERIAL can activate or trigger sarcoidosis in kidneys of that patient?

plz take your time.consult your XXXXXXX doctors or colleagues.i am not in any hurry. i can wait for your answer.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for posting the query on HCM.

After going through the query, I would like to comment the following:

1. In a case of Pulmonary involvement with sarcoidosis , without any renal involvement and normal renal function test, IV contrast can be administered.

2. In presence of a normal renal...

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I have a red rimmed lesion on the left side back of my neck with a depressed center that weeps and crusts. This is the second one in the same location in the last 6 months or so. The first one lasted several months and this one is lasting longer. The old one left a scar. I have used antibiotic, anti fungal and steroid ointments and nothing has worked and some have made it worse. My nose weeps clear liquid on the same side also. I had sarcoidosis some years ago but doctor cannot determine what these lesions are.

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX,
Thanks for writing in.
The condition you are suffering from can be vasculitic condition,scrofuloderma,infected lymph node ,leishmaniasis etc.
History of CREST and Sarcoid goes in favour of vasculitic ulcer.Also it can be infected lymph node with sinus formation .Scrofuloderma is a...

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i have an 18 year old daughter who since april 2012 has had ongoing recurring cervical lymphadenopathy. at recurrent times she has high fevers, no appetite, headaches and extreme fatigue. she has had an fna recently that showed inflammation ( really!!) she has had a core biopsy in dec 2012 that showed non necrotising granulomas. she has seen infectious disease teams and ent specialists with no answer (only query of sarcoidosis). she finds after a few alcoholic drinks her neck feels worse, she has had weird itchy skin through this time too. some drs thought scabies, then psoriasis, then dermatitis..... she has been ok (ish) from dec 2013- til may 2014 but very unwell again now?????

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my blood pressure is 138 over 82 and my heart rate is 56 - my heart rate hardly ever reaches 60 beats when resting and bp is normally 116 over 72 - should i be worried about slow heart rate i am not at all fit athletic - i am a 55 year old woman with a history of sarcoidosis

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Pain on left upper side of chest, out of breath, sweating in cold room, extremely fatigued and acid reflux .

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Hi I had a CT scan in February 2017 that revealed 2 lung nodules. In august another scan revealed 2 more. Another scan is scheduled in February 2018. Should I get a second opinion? Should I be concerned?

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Good Evening, I had a PFT test as it was suspected I had sarcoidosis . Thankfully i do not as my chest CT was unremarkable. I also had an echocardiogram which was unremarkable. On PFT's my spirometry was normal however my dlco was slightly low at...

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