Is Sarcoidosis An Autoimmune Disease?

Q:
Is sarcoidosis an autoimmune disease?

A:
Sarcoidosis is an autoimmune disease, which affects the organs of our body, especially the liver and lungs.

In sarcoidosis, granulomas, abnormal tissue growths, form in many organs, including the lungs, liver, lymph nodes, eyes, skin, brain and other areas.

For some people, sarcoidosis causes only minimal symptoms, whereas others develop serious or life-threating complications.

The disease may cause long-term organ damage such as forming fiber-like scar tissue in the lungs, which can interfere with breathing.

More than two-thirds of people with lung sarcoidosis have no symptoms after nine years. only 10 percent develop serious or life-threating complications.

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