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How does sarcoidosis usually progress?

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Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease. Some people get a mild form of the disease. They might lose weight and feel tired. Others may get a more serious, long-term form of sarcoidosis. Their symptoms may include shortness of breath and skin rashes. White people are more likely to get the mild form of the disease, while African-Americans tend to have the more chronic, severe form.

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National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 

Norman T. Soskel, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Memphis, Tenn. 

American Lung Association.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 22, 2017

SOURCES: 

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 

Norman T. Soskel, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Memphis, Tenn. 

American Lung Association.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 22, 2017

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