Complications of sarcoidosis. Chronic fatigue syndrome

Sarcoidosis. 1993 Mar;10(1):1-3.


Well-recognised complications are pulmonary fibrosis, cor pulmonale, glaucoma, cataract and nephrocalcinosis causing failure of lungs, heart, vision and kidneys. Less well-recognised is the post-sarcoidosis chronic fatigue syndrome. The afflicted join sarcoidosis patients' associations because of their profound symptoms of myalgia, fatigue, sleep reversal and low-spiritedness. The symptoms are out of proportion to the lack of physical signs and the absence of objective evidence of sarcoidosis. Management includes unremitting sympathy and replenishment of essential neurochemicals.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Sarcoidosis / complications*