Currently, a systematic and multidisciplinary approach works best in diagnosing pulmonary sarcoidosis. Jan Grütters, Professor of Interstitial Lung Disorders at Utrecht University and Head of the Center of Excellence for ILD, wrote this in Journal of Clinical Medicine.
Although pulmonary sarcoidosis is the most common manifestation of sarcoidosis and the most frequently diagnosed in the field of interstitial lung disease (ILD), it is difficult to diagnose. This is because sarcoidosis has many manifestations and there is no international consensus on the best way to diagnose the condition. Jan Grütters, Professor of Interstitial Lung Disorders at Utrecht University and Head of the Center of Excellence for ILD, wrote an article in Journal of Clinical Medicine It provides an overview of the diagnostic criteria for sarcoidosis, clinical presentations, and available methods. It also proposes an algorithm for systematically arriving at a diagnosis.
“Diagnosis is often based in part on probability.”
Sarcoidosis is difficult to diagnose because it has a heterogeneous clinical picture. There are several types of pulmonary, extrapulmonary, and a combination of the two. Moreover, the multisystem nature of the disease is not always clinically apparent, as evidenced by the fact that sarcoidosis only occasionally appears in single organs. also
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