SESSION TITLE: Diffuse Lung Disease: Sarcoidosis
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: A sarcoidosis specific instrument was developed in 1999 to standardize organ involvement and was able to detect differences in rate of organ involvement for newly diagnosed sarcoidosis patients in American based on race, sex, and age (Baughman et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 164:1885-1889). Recently, this organ involvement instrument was updated by the World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous disease (WASOG) (Judson et al. Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 2014; 31:19-27). This new instrument was felt to be more precise in defining disease and includes newer diagnostic criteria, such as positive emission tomography and magnetic resonant imaging.