Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lung Sarcoidosis Outlook

What to expect with sarcoidosis:

  • In about 50 percent of those with sarcoidosis, most symptoms of the disease disappear within 2 years.
  • About 25 percent of people suffer some form of organ damage, but the disease causes no additional damage after 2 years.
  • About 25 percent have worsening symptoms that do not resolve.

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Last Updated: Jul 11, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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