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Sarcoidosis Quiz Answers

Question 1. Sarcoidosis is a disease that can affect various organs in the body. The disease usually starts in the:

The correct answer is A. Sarcoidosis is a disease that causes inflammation and lumps called granulomas to form in various organs. Sarcoidosis can affect any organ in your body, but it usually starts in the lungs, skin, and/or lymph nodes (especially the lymph nodes in your chest).

Question 2. Sarcoidosis:

The correct answer is D. Sarcoidosis affects people of all ages and races. However, it's more common among African Americans and Northern Europeans. In the United States, the disease affects African Americans somewhat more often and more severely than Whites. Sarcoidosis is somewhat more common in women than in men. The disease usually develops between the ages of 20 and 50.

Question 3. Common signs and symptoms of sarcoidosis include:

The correct answer is B. The signs and symptoms of sarcoidosis vary depending on which organs are affected. In both adults and children, the disease most often affects the lungs. If granulomas (lumps) form in your lungs, you may wheeze, cough, feel short of breath, or have chest pain.

Question 4. If you have sarcoidosis, which steps can you take to manage the disease?

The correct answer is D. Sarcoidosis has no cure, but you can take steps to manage the disease. See your doctor for ongoing care and take medicines as prescribed. Making lifestyle changes can help you manage your overall health. For example, follow a healthy diet, be as physically active as you can, and don’t smoke.


This ends the quiz on sarcoidosis. More information on the condition is available at the NHLBI DCI Web site