Oncology & Immunology

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INFORMATION FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE SARCOIDOSIS DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING

                                                                                                                                                

What is sarcoidosis during pregnancy?

Sarcoidosis a chronic autoimmune disease that is characterized by inflammation with small lumps called granulomas, particularly affecting the lungs, lymph nodes, and skin, although it can affect virtually any organ in the body. Sarcoidosis is not a pregnancy disease, but it’s an issue for pregnancy, as pregnancy is a double edge sword when it comes to women with the condition. On the one hand, if the disease has damaged organs, such as the lungs and heart, your organ function may deteriorate on account of the increased demands of pregnancy. On the other hand, since pregnancy increases your levels of corticosteroids, the actual disease process causing inflammation with granulomas typically subsides as pregnancy advances.


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