Disease Information for Sarcoidosis, pulmonary: Definition

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  • Sarcoidosis affecting predominantly the lungs, the site most frequently involved and most commonly causing morbidity and mortality in sarcoidosis; Pulmonary sarcoidosis is characterized by sharply circumscribed granulomas in the alveolar, bronchial, and vascular walls, composed of tightly packed cells derived from the mononuclear phagocyte system; The clinical symptoms when present are dyspnea upon exertion, nonproductive cough, and wheezing--(Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p431)---

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