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Sarcoidosis

Diagnosis and Management

Sarcoidosis is a type of inflammation that occurs in various locations of the body for no known reason. Normally, when foreign substances or organisms enter the body, the immune system will fight back by activating an immune response. Inflammation is a normal part of this immune response, but it should subside once the foreign antigen is gone. In sarcoidosis, the inflammation persists, and some of the immune cells form abnormal clumps of tissue called granulomas. The disease can affect any organ in the body, but it is most likely to occur in the lungs. It can also affect the skin, eyes, liver, or lymph nodes. Although the cause of sarcoidosis is not known, research suggests that it may be due to an extreme immune response or extreme sensitivity to certain substances. It also seems to have a genetic component as well, and tends to run in families. Sarcoidosis most commonly develops in people between 20 and 50 years of age. African Americans are somewhat more likely to develop sarcoidosis than Caucasians, and females are somewhat more likely to develop sarcoidosis than males. The symptoms of sarcoidosis depend on the organ involved. This book deals with the diagnosis and treatment of this mysterious disease of unknown etiology.

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SarcoidosisDiagnosis and ManagementEdited by Mohammad Hosein Motamedi

Published: October 21st 2011

DOI: 10.5772/909

ISBN: 978-953-307-414-6

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1. Immunopathogenesis of Sarcoidosis

By Giorgos A. Margaritopoulos, Foteini N. Economidou, Nikos M. Siafakas and Katerina M. Antoniou

1992

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2. Immunopathogenesis and Presumable Antigen Pathway of Sarcoidosis: A Comprehensive Approach

By Atsushi Kurata

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3. Basic Diagnostic Approaches in Sarcoidosis

By Louis Gerolemou and Peter R. Smith

2156

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4. Diagnosis of Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

By Tiberiu Shulimzon and Matthew Koslow

2902

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5. Imaging in Sarcoidosis

By M. Reza Rajebi, Nicole A. Zimmerman, Roozbeh Sharif, Ernest M. Scalzetti, Stuart A. Groskin and Rolf A. Grage

3838

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6. Bronchoalveolar Lavage and Sampling in Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

By Edvardas Danila

1790

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7. Updated Guidelines for the Treatment of Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

By Luis Jara-Palomares, Candela Caballero-Eraso, Alicia Díaz-Baquero and Jose Antonio Rodríguez-Portal

6945

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8. Prognostic Factors in Sarcoidosis

By Wojciech J. Piotrowski

2576

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9. Lung Transplantation for Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

By Dominic T. Keating

2149

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10. Clinical Features of Skin

By Dilek Biyik Ozkaya

1352

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11. Acquired Ichthyosiform Erythrodermia Sarcoidosis

By Hui-Jun Ma

1809

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12. Orofacial Sarcoidosis and Granulomatosis

By Mohammad Hosein Kalantar Motamedi, Mohammad Ghasem Shams and Taghi Azizi

6179

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13. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Management of Cardiac Sarcoidosis -Application of High Resolution Electrocardiography

By Kenji Yodogawa

2799

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14. Neurological Sarcoidosis

By J. Chad Hoyle and Herbert B. Newton

2923

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15. Spinal Cord Sarcoidosis Accompanied with Compressive Cervical Myelopathy

By Yoshihito Sakai, Yukihiro Matsuyama and Shiro Imagama

3288

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16. Sarcoid-Like Reactions

By Shweta Nag

6010

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17. Granulomatosis and Cancer

By Michel Pavic and Florian Pasquet

2758

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