Sarcoidosis is a condition in which inflammation occurs in multiple organs—most often the lungs, skin, and lymph nodes. In affected organs, immune system cells clump together, forming masses called granulomas. Symptoms vary depending on the parts of the body that are involved. Sarcoidosis may affect the skin and eyes, causing symptoms such as skin lesions and blurry vision. It may also lead to heart problems, neurologic problems, arthritis, fever, joint pain, and fatigue.
Although sarcoidosis often goes away on its own, it sometimes requires extensive treatment. Doctors at NYU Langone’s Sarcoidosis Program are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of sarcoidosis, working to prevent any long-term complications.
Treatment for sarcoidosis depends on the severity and duration of the disease. If symptoms do not resolve on their own after a couple of weeks, your doctor may prescribe medication and recommend lifestyle changes. Treatment can last anywhere from a few months to years.
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