Sarcoidosis Topic Guide
Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis is a disease that involves a specific type of inflammation of various tissues of the body. Sarcoidosis generally appears in the lungs, lymph nodes, skin, liver, heart, kidneys and nervous system. The cause of sarcoidosis is not clear. Common symptoms involve shortness of breath, chronic cough, skin rashes, weight loss. Treatment is geared to the location of the sarcoidosis.
Solitary Pulmonary Nodule A solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) is a single lung abnormality. Causes of a solitary pulmonary nodule include neoplastic growths, sarcomas, infectious agents, inflammatory conditions, congenital malformations, and a miscellaneous group of causes. Most people do not know they have a solitary pulmonary nodule as it is generally discovered as an incidental finding. Treatment for solitary pulmonary nodule depends on the size and characteristics of the nodule.