Sarcoidosis is a disorder that causes tiny nodules (known as granulomas) of inflamed tissue to develop in the body's organs. These nodules can join together, forming larger nodules that interfere with normal body functions such as breathing. It occurs throughout the globe affecting people of all genders, races, and ethnicities.
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The lungs are involved in over 90% of the patients; however it can affect many other organs such as the skin, eyes, nose, muscles, heart, liver, spleen, bowel, kidney, testes, nerves, lymph nodes, joints and brain.