What are the variable presentations of sarcoidosis?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Presentation depends on the extent and severity of the organ involved. Approximately 5% of cases are asymptomatic and incidentally detected by chest radiography. Systemic complaints of fever, anorexia, and arthralgias occur in 45% of cases. Pulmonary complaints — dyspnea on exertion, cough, chest pain, and hemoptysis (rare) — occur in 50% of cases.


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