Sarcoidosis is a rare condition that causes small patches of red and swollen tissue, called granulomas, to develop in the organs of the body. It most often affects the lungs and skin. Typical symptoms include tender, red bumps on the skin, shortness of breath and a persistent cough. There is no cure for sarcoidosis, but the condition often improves without treatment within a few months or years. Sarcoidosis is estimated to affect about 1 in every 10,000 people in the UK (NHS Choices).
Part of the Clinical Focus Series, this book provides trainees with an overview of this complex condition. Beginning with an introduction and guidance on recognising pulmonary granulomas, the following chapters provide in depth coverage of numerous common lesions, describing their history, clinical features, differential diagnosis and treatment.
Presented in an easy to read format, this useful reference includes clinical photographs, CT scans and X-rays, histological pictures and tables to enhance learning.
Provides practical overview of lesions of sarcoidosis
Covers numerous common lesions, their history, clinical features, diagnosis and treatment
Presented in easy to read format, with problem solving approach
Includes clinical photographs, CT Scans, X-rays, histological pictures and tables
Om P Sharma (Late) MD FRCP Master FCCP Former Professor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA Violeta Mihailovic-Vucinic MD PhD Professor of Internal Medicine and Pulmonology, Medical Faculty, University of Belgrade; Head of Department of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Diseases, Clinic of Pulmonology, Clinical Centre Belgrade, Serbia
Sarcoidosis: A Worldwide Disease A Clinical Approach to Recognizing Pulmonary Granulomas Fatigue in Sarcoidosis Cough in Sarcoidosis Dyspnea in Sarcoidosis Chest Pain in Sarcoidosis Red Eye Hemoptysis in Sarcoidosis Sarcoidosis of the Pleura Erythema Nodosum and Loefgren's Syndrome Lacrimal Gland Enlargement Bilateral Hilar Adenopathy Darier-Roussy Syndrome (Subcutaneous Sarcoidosis) Lupus Pernio Parotid Gland Syndromes Seventh Nerve Palsy (Bell's Palsy) Hepatic Granulomas and Isolated Serum Alkaline Phosphatase Level Enlarged Spleen Cardiac Manifestations of Sarcoidosis Neurosarcoidosis Headache in Sarcoidosis Hematological Changes in Sarcoidosis Bone and Bone Marrow Involvement Calcium Metabolism Disorders in Sarcoidosis Renal Sarcoidosis The Role of Vitamin D in Sarcoidosis Musculoskeletal Lesions Sarcoidosis and Common Variable Immunodeficiency Cancer and Sarcoidosis Sarcoidosis or/and Tuberculosis Comorbidity or the Consequence? Sarcoidosis in Childhood Sarcoidosis in the Aged