Sarcoidosis

@article{Baughman2003Sarcoidosis,
  title={Sarcoidosis},
  author={R. Baughman and E. Lower and R. Bois},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2003},
  volume={361},
  pages={1111-1118}
}
Symptomatic nodular myopathy: an atypical presentation of sarcoidosis
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Etiology of Sudden Death
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Nasal obstruction and dizziness are not always purely benign symptoms.
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ACE phenotyping, together with whole exome sequencing, is a diagnostic approach that could prevent unnecessary invasive and/or costly diagnostic procedures, or potentially harmful treatment for patients misdiagnosed on the basis of elevated blood ACE levels. Expand
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