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How did sarcoidosis originate?

By Anonymous June 11, 2011 - 11:33am
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I have Sarcoidosis and was ndiagnosed by Madiagn army medical center August 1997.

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Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your question and welcome to EmpowHer. Here is our Sarcoid page, so please feel free to review some of our articles here http://www.empowher.com/search/google?cx=007544384767083790728%3A2otat3sg2a8&cof=FORID%3A9&query=Sarcoidosis&op=GO&form_build_id=form-5c35491948e3a1c79dbdc0a2b5aa7460&form_token=f27be78ce92f68ca783923dcd8bc7842&form_id=google_cse_searchbox_form#922.

Have you had a family history of sarcoidosis? Have you ever been exposed to beryllium? I am curious since you appear to be military. I happen to work in an industry where exposures to beryllium may cause sarcoidosis or what we call, chronic beryllium disease (CBD). Many health care centers are not familiar with CBD and therefore use sarcoidosis to diagnose patients with an unknown lung disease. The reality is, there is no clear definition about sarcoidosis and we have training on this specific disease often.

Here is another link that can help possibly answer some of your questions http://www.ildcare.eu/Downloads/artseninfo/Sarcoidosis/Chapter%201%20Definition%20and%20history%20of%20sarcoidosis.pdf.

More often then not, there appears to be more misdiagnoses of sarcoidosis. Have you provided a full history of any possible exposures to any chemicals, birds, hay, etc. to your physician?

Thanks for your question and we look forward to your response.


June 12, 2011 - 10:00am
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