Focus on Sarcoidosis
- We have read the very interesting article titled “Clinical epidemiology of familial sarcoidosis: a systematic literature review” by Drs. Terwiel and van Moorsel published recently in Respiratory medicine . The work was based on the very stringent selection of 27 articles out of a total of 459 published on sarcoidosis in order to obtain a high level of statistical quality in the evaluation of the prevalence of familial forms. This review took into account all articles published until March 2018, date of submission to Respiratory Medicine.
- It has been over a decade since a comprehensive study has been published that has examined sarcoidosis deaths at the national level. The purpose of this study was to analyze sarcoidosis as the underlying cause of death using current national death certificate data. Results from this project can be used to evaluate and compare trends of sarcoidosis reported deaths across the U.S.
- Information on how sarcoidosis affects one's ability to work is needed to clarify the burden of disease on the individual and society. Our aim was to describe the work ability of individuals with sarcoidosis before and after diagnosis compared to people without sarcoidosis.
- The prevalence and incidence of sarcoidosis, a granulomatous disorder involving multiple organ systems, varies among geographical regions and ethnicities. This study evaluated the incidence, prevalence, and mortality of sarcoidosis in a large nationwide population-based cohort in Korea.