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Sarcoidosis


Is a Disease or Syndrome.

"WHAT: Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis: a disorder of unknown etiology that affects many organ systems with noncaseating epithelioid cell granulomas. It has a special predilection for the lung and lymph tissues. WHY: Sarcoidosis can result in an acute arthritis commonly affecting the ankles and knees and less commonly the proximal interphalangeal joints, wrists, and elbows. The acute arthritis is symmetric and lasts for a few weeks. A less common chronic arthritis is destructive and may have dactylitis and telescoping digits. HOW: Sarcoidosis is a diagnosis of exclusion based on the clinical presentation and histology of biopsy tissue."

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Related Medication
The following information has been extracted from US Food and Drug Administration databases. It shows drugs which may be used to treat this condition, and those drugs whose use may be dangerous with this condition. This is informational only. You must consult a physician for your particular case. You may click on a listed drug for further information.

The following medications may be indicated for this condition

A-METHAPRED
A-Methapred
Decadron
Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate
KENALOG-40
Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate
Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate
Prednisone

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