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Date posted: April 29, 2012

Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma  
Dr. (Km) Ruchi Rajput 

Article Outline
Sarcoidosis- Definition, Incidence, Etiology, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Homoeopathy and Sarcoidosis, Case History

Sarcoidosis- Definition
Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs and lymph glands. In patients with sarcoidosis, abnormal masses or nodules, called granulomas consisting of inflamed tissues form in certain organs of the body. These granulomas might alter the normal structure and possibly the function of the affected organ(s).

Incidence
Sarcoidosis most often occurs between 20 and 40 years of age, and is diagnosed more often in women than in men.

Etiology
The exact cause of sarcoidosis is not known. The disease is associated with an abnormal immune response, but what triggers this response is uncertain. How sarcoidosis spreads from one part of the body to another is still being studied.

Symptoms
The symptoms of sarcoidosis can vary greatly, depending on which organs are involved. Most patients initially complain of a persistent dry cough, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms and disease characteristics might include:

  • Tender, reddish bumps or patches on the skin
  • Red and teary eyes or blurred vision
  • Swollen and painful joints
  • Enlarged and tender lymph glands in the neck, armpits, and groin.
  • Enlarged lymph glands in the chest and around the lungs
  • Nasal stuffiness and hoarse voice
  • Pain in the hands, feet, or other bony areas due to the formation of cysts in bones
  • Kidney stone formation
  • Enlarged liver
  • arrhythmias, pericarditis, or heart failure
  • Nervous system effects, including hearing loss, meningitis, seizures, or psychiatric disorders (for example, dementia, depression, psychosis)

In some people, symptoms might begin suddenly and/or severely, and subside in a short period of time. Others might have no outward symptoms at all even though organs are affected. Still others might have symptoms that appear slowly and subtly, but which last or recur over a long time span.

Diagnosis
There is no single way to diagnose sarcoidosis, since all the symptoms and laboratory results can occur in other diseases. The following are the main tools to diagnose sarcoidosis.

  • Chest X-rays for cloudiness (pulmonary infiltrates) lymphadenopathy.
  • CT scan for more detailed look at the lungs and lymph.
  • Pulmonary function tests to measure how well the lungs are working.
  • Bronchoscopy to inspect the bronchial tubes and biopsy to look for granulomas and to obtain material to rule out infection.

Prognosis
In many people with sarcoidosis, the disease appears briefly and then disappears without the person even knowing they have the disease. Twenty percent to 30 percent of people have some permanent lung damage. For 10 percent to 15 percent, sarcoidosis is a chronic condition. In some people, the disease might result in the deterioration of the affected organ. Sarcoidosis can be fatal in up to 5 percent of patients.

Homoeopathy and Sacrcoidosis

Radar 10

  1. CHEST – SARCOIDOSIS pulmonalis
  2. CHEST – SARCOIDOSIS, pulmonary
  3. SKIN – SARCOIDOSIS
  4. CLINICAL – BESNIER-BOECK, morbus, sarcoidosis
  5. Clinical – BESNIER-BOECK, morbus, sarcoidosis
  6. Clinical – sarcoidosis, besnier-boeck, morbus
  7. EYE – INFLAMMATION – Iris
  8. EYE – INFLAMMATION – Iris – adhesions, with
  9. FACE – DISCOLORATION – bluish
  10. FACE – DISCOLORATION – cyanotic
  11. EXTERNAL THROAT – SWELLING – Cervical Glands
  12. EXTERNAL THROAT – SWELLING – Cervical Glands – suppurative
  13. ABDOMEN – ENLARGED – Liver
  14. ABDOMEN – ENLARGED – Spleen
  15. ABDOMEN – SWELLING – Inguinal region – Glands, of
  16. CHEST – SWELLING
  17. EXTREMITIES – INFLAMMATION – Bones
  18. EXTREMITIES – INFLAMMATION – Fingers – Bones
  19. FEVER – FEVER, heat in general
  20. SKIN – DISCOLORATION – bluish
  21. SKIN – ERUPTIONS – bluish – dark
  22. SKIN – ERUPTIONS – tubercles
  23. SKIN – INDURATIONS, nodules, etc.
  24. SKIN – LUPUS
  25. SKIN – NETWORK of blood vessels
  26. GENERALS – ABSCESSES – Glands
  27. GENERALS – EMACIATION
  28. GENERALS – INFLAMMATION – Bones; of
  29. GENERALS – SWELLING – Glands; of
  30. GENERALS – SWELLING – Glands; of – painless
  31. GENERALS – WEAKNESS

Case History
Patient’s name- Km. Komal Mishra, Female- 18 years, DOC- 10-07-2008 

Presenting complaints
Low Grade Fever worse morning, constipation, hard dry stool in three days, without urging, Thirst- Normal, Appetite- Good, Urine- Normal, Perspiration- Excessive < nights < sleep during, Mentals- Suspicious, Irritable, loathing of life, Desire- salt, Aversion- sweets, Sleep- Normal, swelling of cervical, inguinal and mesenteric lymph nodes, indurated nodules in skin, general emaciation and weakness.

Investigations-

  • TFT WNL
  • ACE (25-07-2008) – 80 (Normal- 08- 65 U/L)
  • Mx- Negative
  • CT Abdomen and Thorax (13-12-2007) – Multiple enlarged centrally necrotic descrete as well as conglomerate peripherally enhancing nodes in bilateral paraaortic, precaval, peripancreatic, portal region, left prevascular space, left hilar and right paratracheal region with formation of centrally caseating peripherally enhancing lesion in peripancreatic region. 

Diagnosis : Increased ACE- Negative Mx- CT Findings positive for lymphadenitis = Sarcoidosis

Homoeopathic Treatment- 

First prescription- 10-07-2008

  • Tuberculinum 1m Stat
  • Ars. iodatum 30 TDS 

Second Prescription- 11-08-2008

  • Condition same. Appetite good with emaciation and Lns.
  • US Abdomen (22-07-2008) Peripancreatic, paraaortic with paracaval Lymphadenopathy.
  • ACE (25-07-2008) 80 (Normal range 8- 65U/L)
  • Iodium. 30 TDS 

Third Prescription-12-09-2008

  • Little Better.
  • CST 

Fourth Prescription- 09-10-2008

  • Almost asymptomatic.
  • CST 

Fifth Prescription- 11-01-2009

  • Almost asymptomatic.
  • CST 

Sixth Prescription- 29-01-2009

  • USG- Normal, No Lymph nodes.
  • ACE- 39.51 U/L (Normal Range- 08- 65 U/L) 

Result
Complete cure of Sarcoidosis with Homoeopathy.

Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma MD (Homoeopathy)
Dr. (Km) Ruchi Rajput BHMS
Homoeo Cure Research Centre P. Ltd.
NH 74- Moradabad Road, Kashipur (UTTARANCHAL) – INDIA

Comments

6 Responses so far.

  1. Aashish says:

    I am a sarcoidosis patient since 2012 sep and I am taking steroids for the treatment of the disease and I hardly see any improvement. What do I have to do to start a homeopathy treatment. Please email. Thank you.

  2. Rajesh says:

    I suffering from sarcoidses since 2001 ,I have fatigue I want to treat it with Homeopathy an you advice me.

  3. Kamal says:

    Could you please suggest good homeopath doctor in Kolkatta.

  4. Manikesh Kumar says:

    My ACE level is 123 ( normal 5-65 U/L). I am having chest pain also. Diagnosed with sarcoidosis after various test and CT scan. Suggest me right treatment.

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