Sarcoidosis - Diagnosis

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Published: May 29

In 1993, following a series of problems such as cough, night sweats, strange rashes, etc., my 38 year-old husband was admitted to the hospital in bad shape. He was told he likely had lymphoma because of the enlarged lymph nodes in his mediastinum and throughout his trunk. After a biopsy came back only "reactive," the doctors changed course and felt he likely had sarcoid. It's a very long story, but sadly, after a grueling year of illness, a splenectomy, and numerous drug therapies, he passed away of fulminate liver failure. The sarcoid had spread throughout his body, leaving nothing untouched. My husband was atypical in that he was Caucasian, but not of Scandinavian descent..