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Sarcoidosis is an autoimmune disease that leads to inflammation of the body's organs, according to WebMD. The disease mostly affects the lungs and lymph nodes, and while there is no cure as of 2015, doctors can treat the... More »

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Sarcoidosis of the lung means that there are areas of inflammation in the air sacs, or alveoli, of the lungs, according to the American Lung Association. Inflammation can also appear on the bronchi, or air tubes, or the ... More »

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Doctors are unsure of what causes sarcoidosis, as of late 2015, according to WebMD. Researchers do know that the lung disease is an autoimmune disorder but do not know what triggers the defective immune response that cau... More »

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