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The Etiologic Agent of Sarcoidosis: What If There Isn’t One?

Marc A. Judson
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Affiliations: Charleston, SC
 ,  Dr. Judson is affiliated with the Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care.

Correspondence to: Marc A. Judson, MD, FCCP, Department of Medicine: Pulmonary, 96 Jonathan Lucas St, PO Box 250623, Charleston, SC 29425



Chest. 2003;124(1):6-8. doi:10.1378/chest.124.1.6
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Yesterday I evaluated a new patient with sarcoidosis who asked whether the disease was caused by her work as a short-order cook. The week previously, a patient wondered whether his work in a textile mill caused his sarcoidosis, while another was convinced that her sarcoidosis resulted from furniture polish fumes. In the past, I would have given my standard answer to such queries: although we do not know what causes sarcoidosis, there is no evidence suggesting an excessive number of cases in short-order cooks, textile workers, and those exposed to furniture polish. In short, these patients’ exposures had been unlikely culprits in the development of their disease.

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