How serious is inflammatory condition known as sarcoidosis

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Causes of sarcoidosis: The exact cause of sarcoidosis is not known.

Pulmonary sarcoidosis: When it strikes the lungs, for example, wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or chest pain may occur. 

Lofgren syndrome: Skin symptoms relating to sarcoidosis can also be described as signs of Lofgren syndrome.

Renal sarcoidosis: Hypercalcemia, or high levels of calcium in the blood, are seen in 10–17% of patients with sarcoidosis.

Skin symptoms: Swollen and painful joints is another indicator of sarcoidosis.

What other organs can be affected: Sarcoidosis can also affect the eyes, skin, heart, and nervous system.

What is sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis is a rare condition that develops when groups of cells in your immune system.

How does it develop: The disease usually begins in the lungs or lymph nodes. 

Symptoms of sarcoidosis: Symptoms of sarcoidosis vary widely depending on the organs affected.

Cardiac sarcoidosis: Cardiac sarcoidosis can cause an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) and may even lead to heart failure.

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