Sarcoidosis Information

What is it?

Sarcoidosis can be categorised as the build-up of immune system cells in organs that form small clusters called granulomas, a type of inflammation of the involved tissues in the form of lumps. It is a chronic disease that can affect various systems in the body, particularly the lungs.

What causes it?

Currently the cause of Sarcoidosis is unknown; the disease can appear and disappear without accord. It can also develop gradually and go on to produce symptoms that come and go throughout an individual’s lifetime.

What are we doing about it?

The Institute for Respiratory Health’s research programs explore new ways to prevent, and better understand sarcoidosis and improve its diagnosis and management.

Other sarcoidosis information can be found at Sarcoidosis Lyme AustraliaLung Foundation Australia and Healthdirect Australia.