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What happens to the lungs of a person with sarcoidosis?

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Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease. The lungs are usually the first area to be affected by sarcoidosis. Nine of 10 people with sarcoidosis have some type of lung involvement, called pulmonary sarcoidosis. It can be serious, and lead to scar tissues in the lungs that can make it hard to breathe.

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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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