Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a disorder that is characterized by the growth of granulomas (collection of inflammatory cells), mainly in the lungs and lymph nodes. It can also affect the heart, eyes, kidneys, and nervous system. Depending on the organ affected, symptomatic treatment is done.

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What is the treatment for forced breathing and persistent cold and cough?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had issues with a somewhat forced breathing and a cold or a cough that is not clearing up from the last two to three months. The doctor sent me for a pulmonary test, the results of which I have attached. What do they mean? I have also attached my latest blood reports. Can yo...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through both the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your lung function tests detected a decreased diffusing capacity which can be due to either a vascular disease that decreases the blood supply to a portion of the lung or parenchyma...  Read Full »

I have a smooth patch on my finger. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a smooth patch on my finger, which is pale pink or orange in color. It is not painful, and it is very slightly raised, but you can only feel it raised. If you see it, it appears flat. It had appeared overnight on a previously clear area of skin and has grown a tiny amount sin...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, there is a possibility that your lesion could be a wart. However, it would serve best if we can have a look at the lesion. Kindly upload appropriate images of the present condition, so that I can suggest you better. Revert with more information to a d...  Read Full »

Are the lesions on my penis and legs due to sarcoidosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have rashes for four to five months. They do not cause itching or burning. They are simply displeasing to watch. During that time, I was diagnosed with tonsillitis. Recently, my dentist noticed some dental caries inside my mouth. I feel to have nasal congestion although it is clean. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have fine papules over the glans penis. This is common in sexually active people and it can occur due to a hypersensitive reaction to candida. It is a fungal element found in genitalia. You can use topical antifungal creams such as Clotrimazole or Miconazole...  Read Full »

Please compare the CT reports taken for pulmonary sarcoidosis and explain.

Query: I have chronic pain with pulmonary sarcoidosis with possible bone involvement. Can you please explain the impressions from my recent FDG PET/CT? Impression: 1. Comparing to the FDG PET/CT done before 8 years, metabolic and anatomic improvement in scattered multiple pulmonary nodules and the medias...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing in to us. The FDG PET CT findings are compared to a previous scan done before 8 years. 1. In the recent scan, the previous lung nodules have become calcified and there is an improvement in the chest findings when compared to the previous scan. There is also mention of incre...  Read Full »

Kindly explain my condition based on the scan report taken for sarcoidosis.

Query: Hello doctor,I am in an awful condition and have been diagnosed with sarcoidosis. I have a range of neurological pain and inflammatory symptoms. I need someone to assess a couple of scans that I have. I have nasal congestion for five years, with lots of mucus in the chest and throat. Last two years,...  Read Full »


Dr. Chitrangada

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By the clinical images you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can understand the degree of the inflammatory response in your body tissues and concerns associated with it. I am unable to access your radiology images and would request y...  Read Full »

How is vasculitis treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has been suffering from vasculitis. She is facing difficulty in walking. She also has thyroid, diabetes and sarcoidosis. Currently, she is on Covance 50, Gabantin 100, Dilzem 30, Raricap, Sympta 20 and Modlip 10. For vasculitis, she was prescribed to have Wysolone 7.5 mg and Mmf...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, there is a lot of treatment available for vasculitis (blood vessel inflammation). We do use injection Cyclophosphamide and Rituximab. But, it is very difficult to comment anything unless you tell us which vasculitis is she suffering from as the treatment will vary a...  Read Full »

Why do I have bumps on my nose, upper lip, and eyebrow?

Query: Hi doctor, I have bumps around my nose, upper lip area and eyebrow. I have been to two dermatologists and they did not able to provide a treatment to get rid of them. I have had the bumps since I was 16. No topical creams have ever been able to help. The bumps do not cause any pain. One bump along t...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and examine your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like you are having syringoma or sarcoidosis. Syringoma is a noncancerous skin tumor formed by well-differentiated ductal elements. It is usually asymptomatic. Al...  Read Full »

Is surgery recommended for nasal polyps?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 59 years old. I have asthma for five years and taking Seretide for that. Over the last few months, I have been having serious allergy problems (sneezing, runny nose) and for some time I lost my sense of smell but it seems it is getting back after I started taking some steroids (S...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepthi Maringanti

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaints and your attachment files. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is suggesting allergic polyps in the nasal cavity along with some sarcoidosis pictures in the lungs. Sarcoidosis is a chronic granulomatous condition ...  Read Full »

Does knee inflammation after stopping steroids mean auto-immune disease?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter (4 years old) had an eye injury around seven months back. She is now diagonised with granulomatous panuvietis. I have consulted in person around six opthalmologists and they have told that it is due to eye injury. However, one of them wanted me to go for auto immune tests ...  Read Full »


Dr. Durgesh Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I shall try to answer your queries one by one. Eye injury may sometimes set up the autoimmunity. It is not clear in your question how much eye problem she currently has. Inflammation anywhere in body could be set up by infection, autoimmunity, or auto-inflammatory d...  Read Full »

Is stem cell therapy effective for ILD with sarcoids?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother aged 64 is suffering from ILD for the past three years. Now the doctor suggested recently that she has developed nodules which are mostly sarcoids in nature. Recent CT scan report shows it. Is there any way to revive her lungs condition? Is stem cell therapy effective for her?...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhu Prasad N.c

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. ILD (interstitial lung disease) has many different types. What was her type of ILD when diagnosed and what treatment was given? Development of new nodules which are suspicious of sarcoidosis is quite rare, nevertheless if her condition permits which need to be evalua...  Read Full »

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