Sarcoidosis (from sarc meaning flesh, -oid, like, and -osis, process), also called sarcoid or Besnier-Boeck disease, is a disease in which abnormal collections of inflammatory cells (granulomas) form as nodules in many organs of the body. Its cause is unknown. Granulomas most often appear in the lungs or the lymph nodes, but virtually any organ can be affected. Normally the onset is gradual. Sarcoidosis may be asymptomatic or chronic. It commonly improves or clears up spontaneously. More than 2/3 of people with lung sarcoidosis have no symptoms after 9 years. About 50% have relapses. About 10% develop serious disability. Lung scarring or infection may lead to respiratory failure and death.Read more on Wikipedia
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