Sarcoidosis is a systemic disorder characterized by non-necrotizing granulomatous inflammation, with varying degrees of concomitant fibrosis. It predominantly affects the lungs, eyes, and skin. . The disease occurs throughout the world, affecting both sexes, and all races and ages.
Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic disease, which can involve any organ in the body. The symptoms of sarcoidosis can vary greatly, depending on which organs are involved. Most patients initially complain of a persistent dry cough, fatigue, and shortness of breath.
Around 40 per 100.000 suffer from sarcoidosis, and around 15 per 100.000.Incidence rates may vary between 10-20 per 100.000 for sarcoidosis.Sarcoidosis, however, affects men and women equally, predominantly in the age of 20 to 40 years old. Approximately 8% of cases presents as the acute form of sarcoidosis.