Consequences of Sarcoidosis

Clin Chest Med. 2015 Dec;36(4):727-37. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2015.08.013. Epub 2015 Sep 26.


Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disorder of unknown cause(s). Less specific disabling symptoms, including fatigue and physical impairments, may have a major influence on the daily activities and the social and professional lives of the patients, resulting in a reduced quality of life. A multidisciplinary approach focusing on somatic and psychosocial aspects is recommended. Patients self-perceived knowledge about the importance of exercise and lifestyle should be improved. Developing the most appropriate therapeutic approach for sarcoidosis requires careful consideration of the possible impact of fatigue, small fiber neuropathy related symptoms, pain, cognitive functioning, and coping strategies. Personalized medicine and appropriate communication are beneficial.

Keywords: Cognitive impairment; Depressive symptoms; Exercise limitation; Fatigue; Pain; Quality of life; Rehabilitation; Sarcoidosis; Small fiber neuropathy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cognition Disorders / etiology*
  • Fatigue / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Pain / etiology*
  • Quality of Life
  • Sarcoidosis / complications*