had sarcoidosis for 10-15 years.
skin lesions, pulmonary scarring, and abdominal lymphadenopathy.
occasion, I had surface vasculitis of the tops of my feet, apparently
from sun exposure, as we were vacationing at the beach.
says that my lung x-rays show complete resolution except for the scarring.
to ask if I should still be getting eye checkups and watching for
other complications, or if I can consider this disease and its possible
complications to be completely in the past.
still be getting eye checkups and watching for other complications.
can cause cataracts and glaucoma. However, this is rare.
of sarcoidosis varies. Many people recover from the disease with few
or no long-term problems.
than half of the people who have sarcoidosis have remission within
3 years of diagnosis. "Remission" means the disease isn't
active, but it can return.
(return of the disease) 1 or more years after remission occurs in
less than 5 percent of patients.
outcomes are more likely in people who have advanced disease and show
little improvement from treatment.