Author Archives: Santiago Gisler

Nonprofit Organizations Pair Up During Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

The American Lung Association and Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research are working together during April’s Sarcoidosis Awareness Month to offer U.S. sarcoidosis patients and caregivers additional support, making available in-person support groups and online tutorials by specialists. As part of the activities of Sarcoidosis Awareness Month, the associations welcome…

Unusual Case Cites Infection as Possible Trigger of Sarcoidosis

A study reporting the case of a sarcoidosis patient infected with the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi highlights the importance of maintaining an increased awareness about potential infectious conditions, such as Lyme disease, in patients with new onset of sarcoidosis. The case study, “Systemic Sarcoidosis Associated with Exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi in a…

Uncommon Case of Sarcoidosis Found in ARDS Patient, Study Reports

A case study diagnosing sarcoidosis upon autopsy in a patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) of unknown cause highlights the importance of physicians taking into account this uncommon disease association for quicker diagnosis and treatment. The study, “Sarcoidosis Presenting as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome,” was…

Sarcoidosis Death Rate Rose in US Between 1999 and 2016, Study Reports

Deaths attributed to sarcoidosis as the primary underlying cause increased between 1999 and 2016 in the United States, according to a recent observational study. The study, “Sarcoidosis deaths in the United States: 1999–2016,” published in the journal Respiratory Medicine, compared death rates among different regions, races, genders, and…