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Most common noninfectious granulomatous disease
Sarcoidosis
What type of granuloma is Sarcoidosis?
Non-Caseating Granulomas
What is the suspected cause of Sarcoidosis?
CD4 Th cells interact with unknown antigen; releasing cytokines forming non-caseating granulomas
Lab Findings in Sarcodosis?
Increase ACE: non specific finding
Hypercalcemia
Most common non-infectious granulomatous disease of liver
Sarcodosis
Why are calcium levels elevated in Sarcodosis?
B/c o f 1 alpha hyrdoxylase in granulomas leads to hypervitaminosis D
Chest X-ray of Sarcodosis?
Potato nodes, Enlarged hilar lymph nodes
Tx for Sacrodosis?
`75-90% spontaneous remission in 2 yrs

TNF inhibitors; if necessary
Cortecosteroids; if necessary
10-15% of Sarcodosis pts develop
Cor pulmonale from interstitial fibrosis