Patient Number Age Disease duration (Years) Method of Diagnosis Patient on Prednisolone (mg/day)
1 44 8 CXR, bronchoscopy No
2 74 45 Bilateral hilar nodes, Kveim No
3 71 7 Biopsy, CT No
4 47 12 Biopsy, CXR No
5 66 21 CT No
6 41 7 Biopsy, mediastinoscopy No
7 58 12 Kveim test, CT Yes (10)
8 40 1 CXR Yes (20)
9 69 5 Node biopsy Yes (5)
10 78 >30 CXR, Kveim In the first year only
11 50 2 biopsy No
12 59 29 CXR, Kveim test No
13 45 18 Kveim test , bilateral hilar nodes No
14 41 2 Bronchial biopsy, CXR No
15 53 19 CXR, biopsy, Kveim test Yes only for 2 yrs at 1989-1991
16 48 7 CXR, biopsy No
17 49 7 Biopsy, mediastinoscopy, CT, CXR No
18 68 22 CXR, CT, Kveim No
19 65 12 Mediastinoscopy and biopsy No
20 49 22 Erythema nodosum, Kveim Occular sarcoid steroid drops only
21 77 4 CT No
22 44 7 Lymph node Biopsy, CT No
23 52 15 Biopsy, CXR, Kveim test No
24 51 2 CXR, No biopsy, iritis, Hilar nodes No
25 42 0.5 Biopsy, mediastinoscopy ,CT No
26 61 7 CT Yes (10)
27 42 1 Biopsy No
Table 1: Summary of the sarcoidosis patient cohort A diagnosis of sarcoidosis was made in accordance with current guidelines. A total of 27 sarcoidosis patients (mean age 56 years, male:female ratio 0.6:1) were recruited from St Helier Hospital Chest Clinic.
Abbreviations: CXR: Chest X-ray; CT: Computerised Tomography scan.