Sarcoidosis

Majid Ali, M.D.

Sarcoidosis Is A Chronic Disease That Is Classified As  A systemic Infiltrative Disease.


 

Diagnostic Criteria for Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis can only be diagnosed reliably only with a microscopic examination of tissues invloved with the disease. There is no single specific X-ray, CT scan, or blood test for it. Clinically, three requirements for diagnosis are:

  1. Positive ACE blood test
  2. Exclusion of other conditions that cause enlargement of lymph nodes, raised blood calcium levels and increased urinary calcium excretion, and cardiomyopathy.
  3. Non-caseating granuloma on microscopic diagnosis.

Pulmonary hypertension and vasculitis is often present as well.

 

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