Sarcoidosis is a disease that causes swelling (inflammation) in the lymph nodes, lungs, liver, eyes, skin, or other tissues. The cause of the disease is unknown. It is more common in African Americans and females; it usually begins between ages 20 and 40.
Currently, the NEI does not have a factsheet on this condition.
For more information from other health sites, please visit the following webpages:
PubMed Health, Sarcoidosis
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Sarcoidosis
Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation, Ocular Sarcoidosis
The NEI Eye Health Organizations Database is a tool can that help you find sources of eye health-related information for the public.
NEI Eye Health Organization Database, Keyword = Sarcoidosis
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