sarcoidosis

noun
sar·coid·o·sis | \ˌsär-ˌkȯi-ˈdō-səs \
plural sarcoidoses\ˌsär-ˌkȯi-ˈdō-ˌsēz \

Definition of sarcoidosis 

: a chronic disease of unknown cause that is characterized by the formation of nodules especially in the lymph nodes, lungs, bones, and skin

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As a young man, Reggie White was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, a disease capable of causing mild to serious inflammation in his lungs, but one that could lie dormant for years. Théoden Janes, charlotteobserver, "NFL Hall of Famer’s dream house on Lake Norman up for sale," 15 Feb. 2018 Black patients are most commonly coupled with sickle cell and sarcoidosis. Jennifer W. Tsai, STAT, "You can’t tell a book by its cover — or a disease by Drake’s race," 11 July 2018 Abrought has diabetes, sarcoidosis and congestive heart failure. Andrew Marso, kansascity, "'Devastated and scared': Here's a glimpse at what flu victims have endured | The Kansas City Star," 3 Mar. 2018 Causes were eventually determined: cardiac arrhythmia, with sarcoidosis and sleep apnea as contributing factors. Théoden Janes, charlotteobserver, "NFL Hall of Famer’s dream house on Lake Norman up for sale," 15 Feb. 2018 That is how my own myocardial sarcoidosis was diagnosed almost five years ago. WSJ, "A Positive Medical Lesson From a Tragic Early Death," 19 Sep. 2017 Bubacz was sent to Walter Reed Army Medical Center for a lung biopsy that revealed sarcoidosis. Andy Marso, kansascity, "A hospital discharged Olathe mom’s addicted son with prescriptions for 120 opioid pills. One day later, he was dead.," 22 Sep. 2017 Julie Bolcer, the spokeswoman for the city’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner, said Mr. Rago suffered from the inflammatory disease sarcoidosis, which affected his lungs, heart, spleen, hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes. Zolan Kanno-youngs, WSJ, "Wall Street Journal’s Joseph Rago Died of Natural Causes, Medical Examiner Says," 12 Sep. 2017 Pinterest Jensen’s late husband tragically died at age 49 due to complications from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body. Madison Rossi, PEOPLE.com, "Bride Surprises ‘Speechless’ Grandmother by Wearing Her 1960s Wedding Dress — and a Photographer Captures It All!," 5 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of sarcoidosis

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sarcoidosis

sarcoid + -osis

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sarcoidosis

noun
sar·coid·o·sis | \ˌsär-ˌkȯid-ˈō-səs \
plural sarcoidoses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of sarcoidosis 

: a chronic disease of unknown cause that is characterized by the formation of nodules resembling true tubercles especially in the lymph nodes, lungs, bones, and skin

called also Boeck's disease, Boeck's sarcoid, lupus pernio

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