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Glossary: sarcoidosis, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

sarcoidosis

(SAR-koy-DOH-sis)

An inflammatory disease marked by the formation of granulomas (small nodules of immune cells) in the lungs, lymph nodes, and other organs. Sarcoidosis may be acute and go away by itself, or it may be chronic and progressive. Also called sarcoid.

2004-04-23