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Sarcoidosis / Besnier - Boeck disease

Sarcoidosis is a disease which causes granulomas (lumps of immune cells usually formed to fight an infection) over parts of the body. Usually, the lungs, lymph nodes, and skin are affected, and less commonly, the eyes, liver, brain and heart. Most people recover from sarcoidosis, but when the liver, brain or heart is involved the disease can be fatal.

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Skin Tuberculosis - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention
Skin tuberculosis is a rare form of tuberculosis that occurs outside the lung. Infection is exogenous through contact or internally from another infectious site. .. Read More
Silicosis-Causes-Types-Symptoms-Signs-Complications-Diagnosis-Treatment
Silicosis is a lung disease caused by inhalation of crystalline free silica dust. It is characterised by nodular pulmonary fibrosis... Read More
Sarcoidosis - Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment - Prognosis
Bernie Mac the comedian died of complications arising from Sarcoidosis, a little known immune system disorder... Read More
Respiratory Diseases - Diseases of the Human Respiratory System
Respiratory diseases affect any part of the respiratory system. Some of the lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can lead to respiratory failure... Read More
Emphysema - Causes, Types, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
Emphysema is a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, marked by alveolar damage, and reduced air flow to lungs, leading to breathlessness and cough... Read More
Chronic Bronchitis - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention
Chronic bronchitis is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder that causes obstruction to airflow and makes breathing difficult... Read More
Cholesteatoma | Cyst in Middle Ear | Benign Ear Cyst
Cholesteatoma is a benign cystic growth of the ear located behind the ear drum in the middle ear. It consists of dead skin cells and is pearly white in color. It occurs mostly as a complication of repeated middle ear infections... Read More
Bubble Baby Disease | Immune Deficiency Disorder | Severe Immunodeficiency in Children
Bubble baby disease, or Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) is a genetic disorder in which there is a severe deficiency of lymphocytes, a type of white blood cells needed for normal functioning of the immune system... Read More
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia | Respiratory Insufficiency - Causes, Clinical features, Management
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia or chronic lung disease of infancy is seen in premature and low birth weight infants. It results from lung and airway damage caused by prolonged oxygen therapy and ventilator support in these babies... Read More
Introduction Of Infections
Birth defects are abnormalities, which occur before the birth of the baby and can be caused due to genetic, environmental and other unknown reasons... Read More



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