CHAPTER 2 Epidemiology of sarcoidosis

  title={CHAPTER 2 Epidemiology of sarcoidosis},
  author={Michiel Thomeer and Maurits M Demedts and Wim Wuyts},
Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disorder of unknown cause characterised by frequent pulmonary involvement. The disease occurs throughout the world, affecting both sexes, and all races and ages. The incidence and prevalence have been extensively studied, but difficulties arise when ascertaining the real extent of sarcoidosis in a community [1]. First, descriptions of sarcoidosis differ widely among various populations in the world and are usually based on data from different studies… CONTINUE READING


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