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A. lungs, skin,
and/or lymph nodes
√ B. heart C. kidneys and spleen
√ 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).
A. affects people
of all ages and races, but it’s more common among African Americans and Northern
is somewhat more common in women than in men C. usually develops between the ages of 20 and
50 D. all
of the above
√ 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.
A. feeling cold and achy
shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, or chest pain √
√ 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.
A. see your doctor for ongoing care
B. take medicines as your doctor prescribes
C. make lifestyle changes, such as following a healthy diet and being as physically active as you can
of the above
√ 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