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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.
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a disease of unknown origin in which lesions or nodules form on the lymph nodes, lungs, bones, skin, and liver
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(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
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n. sarcoidosis. V.: Schaumann's disease
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Classically, the diagnostic strategy for cardiac sarcoidosis follows one of two main algorithms, using either histological diagnosis or the clinical diagnostic guidelines established by the Japanese Ministry of Health in 1993.
From a different perspective, of autopsies done on patients with sudden cardiac death, but without coronary arterial occlusion, granulomatous disease consistent with cardiac sarcoidosis was found in 10 of 184 hearts.
Advances in imaging for diagnosis and management of cardiac sarcoidosis. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2015; 16:949-958.
The energetic 63-year-old grandmother, an avid dancer and bicycle rider, had been diagnosed with cardiac sarcoidosis, a rare ailment that damaged her heart.
However, cardiac sarcoidosis may have no clinical manifestations or nonspecific presentation, so diagnosis based on clinical criteria may be difficult.
While heart failure is uncommon in this population, the differential diagnosis includes viral myocarditis, drug-induced cardiomyopathy, familial cardiomyopathies, cardiac sarcoidosis, congenital heart disease, and, even rarer, ischemic cardiomyopathy.
Cardiac sarcoidosis is a rare manifestation of systemic sarcoidosis in which noncaseating granulomas infiltrate myocardial tissue resulting in ventricular wall motion abnormalities, life-threatening arrhythmias, and heart failure.
Steenbergen et al., "Recurrence of cardiac sarcoidosis in a heart transplant recipient," Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, vol.
Racial difference in cardiac sarcoidosis incidence observed at autopsy.
The patient underwent a positron emission tomography (PET) cardiac sarcoidosis protocol for further evaluation, which revealed no concern for sarcoid myocardial invasion.
In Japan, F18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) examination is now not reimbursed by Japanese health insurance system for the diagnosis of active inflammation except for cardiac sarcoidosis, but, globally, FDG-PET is more frequently used for the diagnosis of active inflammation and malignant disease because of its superior spatial resolution.