Sarcoidosis can attack any organ of the body in any location, but is most frequently found in the lungs. It may cause loss of lung volume and abnormal lung stiffness.

What is sarcoidosis?

This disease is characterized by granulomas, small areas of inflamed cells. They can occur inside or outside the body and look like soars on the face and shins.


No one knows for sure what causes Sarcoidosis, but it is thought to be a disorder of the immune system where the body’s natural defenses malfunction. It also may be the result of a viral respiratory infection or exposure to environmental toxins.


Pulmonary Sarcoidosis symptoms may include a dry cough, shortness of breath and mild chest pain. Symptoms outside the lungs may include a scale-like rash, red bumps on the legs, fever, weakness and weight loss.


In the majority of Sarcoidosis cases, the disease spontaneously disappears and no treatment in necessary. Frequent check ups are necessary so your doctor can monitor the disease and if needed prescribe drugs to keep the infected organs functioning effectively.