Sarcoidosis is a disease that forms round spots called granulomas in organs in the body. The most common places they form are in the lungs and lymph nodes.
Inflammation is how the body acts toward an infection or injury. Inflammation should go away when you are healed. Inflammation does not pass in people with sarcoidosis. The cells that cause it stay and cause granulomas. It is not known why this happens. It may be due to genetics or the environment.
Sarcoidosis is more common in women who are 20 to 40 years old. It is also more common in people of African and Northern European descent.
Other things that may raise your risk are:
Family members with sarcoidosis
Working or spending time in dusty or moldy environments
There may not be symptoms at first. Symptoms that happen depend on the organs that are involved. There may be:
Breathing problems, such as shortness of breath and wheezing
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