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Sarcoidosis

Synonym(s)

  • Besnier-Boeck disease
  • Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann syndrome
  • Boeck's disease
  • Boeck's sarcoid
  • lupus pernio
  • lymphogranulomatosis
  • sarcoid
  • Schaumann's disease

Definition(s)

Inflammatory disease characterized by small lumps or granulomas in lymph nodes and other organs.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A chronic disease of unknown cause that is characterized by the formation of nodules resembling true tubercles especially in the lymph nodes, lungs, bones, and skin -- called also Boeck's disease, Boeck's sarcoid, lupus pernio.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

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.

Definition from:  National Cancer Institute dictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014