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Fatigue syndrome in sarcoidosis

Witold Górski, Wojciech J. Piotrowski
DOI: 10.5603/PiAP.2016.0030
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Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016;84(4):244-250.

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Vol 84, No 4 (2016)
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Submitted: 2016-07-14

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. Most commonly it results in the formation of non-caseating granulomas in intrathoracic lymph nodes and lung parenchyma, but the clinical course and picture may be complicated by extrapulmonary involvement and many non-respiratory signs and symptoms which are directly related to the disease. In addition, sarcoidosis patients may suffer from a plethora of symptoms of uncertain or unknown origin. Fatigue is one of these symptoms, and according to some authors it is reported by the majority of patients with active sarcoidosis, but also by a smaller proportion of patients with inactive sarcoidosis, or even with complete clinical and radiological remission. Therefore the term fatigue syndrome is frequently used to name this clinical problem. The definition of fatigue syndrome in sarcoidosis is imprecise and the syndrome is usually recognized by use of validated questionnaires. In this review the uptodate knowledge in this field was presented and different challenges connected with this syndrome were described.

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. Most commonly it results in the formation of non-caseating granulomas in intrathoracic lymph nodes and lung parenchyma, but the clinical course and picture may be complicated by extrapulmonary involvement and many non-respiratory signs and symptoms which are directly related to the disease. In addition, sarcoidosis patients may suffer from a plethora of symptoms of uncertain or unknown origin. Fatigue is one of these symptoms, and according to some authors it is reported by the majority of patients with active sarcoidosis, but also by a smaller proportion of patients with inactive sarcoidosis, or even with complete clinical and radiological remission. Therefore the term fatigue syndrome is frequently used to name this clinical problem. The definition of fatigue syndrome in sarcoidosis is imprecise and the syndrome is usually recognized by use of validated questionnaires. In this review the uptodate knowledge in this field was presented and different challenges connected with this syndrome were described.

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Keywords

sarcoidosis, fatigue, diagnosis, treatment

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Title

Fatigue syndrome in sarcoidosis

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 84, No 4 (2016)

Pages

244-250

DOI

10.5603/PiAP.2016.0030

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016;84(4):244-250.

Keywords

sarcoidosis
fatigue
diagnosis
treatment

Authors

Witold Górski
Wojciech J. Piotrowski

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