What is the underlying cause of sarcoidosis-related mortality in the US?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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According to a study by Swigris et al, the rate of sarcoidosis-related mortality in the United States appears to have increased significantly from 1988-2007, particularly in black females aged 55 years or older. This study also confirmed findings from prior reports, indicating that the underlying cause of death in most patients with sarcoidosis was the disease itself. [29]


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