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When should I call my doctor about sarcoidosis?

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Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease. You should call your doctor if you:

  • Have a cough that won't go away
  • Get a sudden, unexplained skin rash
  • Lose weight suddenly for no reason
  • Always feel tired or unwell

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

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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