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What is sarcoidosis ?

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This rare disease is characterised by the development of small nodules in the body of inflammatory connective tissue called granulomas. Lungs, skin, muscles, joints, bones, eyes, liver, kidneys, heart and nervous system can be affected. Granulomas can leave scars, interfere with the functioning of injured organs and cause pain. In more than 90% of the cases, the lungs are affected.

The most common symptoms

  • Dyspnoea and dry cough
  • Sensation of oppression and pain in the thorax
  • Flu symptoms, muscle and joint pain
  • Skin rash on arms and legs
  • Irritation of the eyes and visual disorders
  • Swelling of the lymph nodes around the neck
  • Generalized fatigue and limitation of physical capabilities