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Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that typically impacts the lungs, skin or lymph nodes. Inspira’s pulmonologists can help.
Characterized by multiple small areas of inflammation and scarring called granulomas, sarcoidosis may be asymptomatic. However, a small percentage of patients will progress to chronic respiratory failure. If you suspect you have sarcoidosis, see your doctor.
Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that can occur in any organ in the body, however it affects the lungs in as much as 90 percent of cases. The cause is unknown, and it can occur in patients of all ages.
- Shortness of breath or wheezing
- Chest pain
- Weight loss
Screening tests for sarcoidosis include pulmonary function tests (PFTs), chest X-rays and/or CT scans of the chest. Definitive diagnosis may require a biopsy.
Sarcoidosis Treatment at Inspira
Even though many patients don’t experience persistent symptoms or complications, it’s important to see a specialist. If treatment is necessary, your doctor may prescribe medications such as corticosteroids to relieve symptoms. These medications can help clear up the disease within a few months. Long term follow-up is required, however, as the disease can recur.
Why Choose Inspira for Pulmonary Care
Inspira's pulmonary program features an endoscopy center of excellence and offers specialized services typically only found at tertiary care centers.
Whether you have a common pulmonary symptom or something more complex, the Inspira team can help. Our providers specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of diseases and conditions of the trachea, bronchi, lungs, and pleura.
Patients don't have to travel far from home to get exceptional pulmonary care. Inspira pulmonologists see patients at convenient locations across South Jersey.
Pulmonary Care Locations
Get care close to home with convenient pulmonary locations across South Jersey.