Clinical characteristics of patients in a case control study of sarcoidosis.

  title={Clinical characteristics of patients in a case control study of sarcoidosis.},
  author={Robert P. Baughman and Alvin S. Teirstein and Marc A. Judson and Milton D. Rossman and Henry Yeager and Eddy A. Bresnitz and Louis R. Depalo and Gary W. Hunninghake and Michael C. Iannuzzi and Carol Johnson Johns and Geoffrey McLennan and David R. Moller and Lee S. Newman and David L. Rabin and Cecile S. Rose and Benjamin A. Rybicki and Steven E. Weinberger and Michael L Terrin and Genell L. Knatterud and Reuben Cherniak},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={164 10 Pt 1},
Sarcoidosis may be affected by sex, race, and age. [] Key Method A Case Control Etiologic Study of Sarcoidosis (ACCESS) enrolled 736 patients with sarcoidosis within 6 mo of diagnosis from 10 clinical centers in the United States. Using the ACCESS sarcoidosis assessment system, we determined organ involvement for the whole group and for subgroups differentiated by sex, race, and age (less than 40 yr or 40 yr and older). The study population was heterogeneous in terms of race (53% white, 44% black), sex (64…

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