Ravi Nayak

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Sarcoidosis I. What every physician needs to know. Sarcoidosis, also known as Boeck’s disease, or Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann disease, is a multisystem granulomatous disease that can affect any organ. Its cause is unknown. Sarcoidosis is typically a chronic disease but an acute form known as Lofgren’s syndrome (bilateral hilar adenopathy, erythema nodosum and non-inflammatory arthritis of the…

Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias and Idiopathic Interstitial Fibrosis

I. Problem/Condition. Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias (IIPs) are a group of heterogeneous disorders that collectively form a subset of Interstitial Lung Disesases (ILDs), classified together because they affect the interstitium of the lungs and need to be distinguished from other lung diseases. Fibrosis is generally the pathologic result of prolonged disease. These conditions may be classified…

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