Sarcoidosis: epidemiology and prognosis. A 15-year European study.

  title={Sarcoidosis: epidemiology and prognosis. A 15-year European study.},
  author={Gunnar Hillerdal and E N{\"o}u and Kalevi Osterman and Birgitta Schmekel},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  volume={130 1},
A 15-year study of patients with sarcoidosis is presented. In most patients, the disease was discovered at a general health screening examination. The mean total incidence among persons 15 yr of age or older was 19 per 100,000 per year (21.7 for women and 16.5 for men). There was a peak incidence in both sexes between the ages of 20 and 34, and in older women, there was a second but lower and broader peak. The frequency of symptoms was greater in older women than in other patients. The… CONTINUE READING

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