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n. pl. sar·coid·o·ses (-sēz)
A disease of unknown origin that is characterized by the formation of granulomatous lesions especially in the lungs and lymph nodes of the chest and trunk, and less often in the skin, eyes, and other organs, and that if untreated may lead to chronic illness and organ damage. Also called sarcoid.


a disease of unknown origin in which lesions or nodules form on the lymph nodes, lungs, bones, skin, and liver


(ˌsɑr kɔɪˈdoʊ sɪs)

a disease characterized by granulomatous tubercles of the skin and other structures.
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Noun1.sarcoidosis - a chronic disease of unknown cause marked by the formation of nodules in the lungs and liver and lymph glands and salivary glands
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition


n. sarcoidosis. V.: Schaumann's disease


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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), while important in the diagnosis of neurological and cardiac sarcoidosis, has little role in the diagnosis of the pulmonary form of the disease.
He uses cardiac MRI to evaluate conditions such as cardiac sarcoidosis, which can affect the heart's electrical signaling system, muscles and valves, and cardiomyopathy, where the heart muscle becomes inflamed.
Clinically relevant cardiac sarcoidosis has a variable incidence depending on the population studied, (5) but among fatalities from sarcoidosis cardiac involvement is likely responsible for 50% of cases.
Detection of cardiac sarcoidosis using cardiac markers and myocardial integrated backscatter.
Cardiac sarcoidosis is a poor prognostic indicator and is associated with ventricular tachyarrhythmias, conduction abnormalities, and LV dysfunction.
To emphasize the fact that patients with cardiac sarcoidosis severe enough to cause cardiac dysfunction rarely have more than minimal involvement of noncardiac body organs, we describe the following case.
These findings were consistent with cardiac sarcoidosis, and a transvenous pacemaker was placed.
26 /PRNewswire/ -- Two years ago, Andrew Blakeslee, a husband and father of four, learned he had Cardiac Sarcoidosis, a rare, potentially fatal autoimmune disease that attacks the heart.