The cause of sarcoidosis is not known. It occurs most often in young and middle-aged adults.
Symptoms may include fever, body aches, swelling of the lymph glands, breathlessness, a reddish rash on the face or low down on the legs, painful joints, and numbness. But sometimes sarcoidosis does not cause any symptoms. It may lead to lung (respiratory) failure and heart problems in some cases.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Mark A. Rasmus, MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine|
|Last Revised||April 25, 2013|
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