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Related to sarcoid: sarcoidosis, Equine sarcoid

sarcoid

 [sahr´koid]
1. fleshlike.
2. sarcomalike.
3. a sarcomalike tumor.
Boeck's sarcoid sarcoidosis.

sar·coi·do·sis

(sar'koy-dō'sis), [MIM*181000]
A systemic granulomatous disease of unknown cause, especially involving the lungs with resulting interstitial fibrosis, but also involving lymph nodes, skin, liver, spleen, eyes, phalangeal bones, and parotid glands; granulomas are composed of epithelioid and multinucleated giant cells with little or no necrosis.
[sarcoid + G. -osis, condition]

sarcoid

/sar·coid/ (sahr´koid)
2. a sarcoma-like tumor.
3. fleshlike.

sarcoid

(sär′koid′)
n.
2. A tumor resembling a sarcoma.

sarcoid

(1) Sarcoidosis, see there. 
(2) Sarcoma-like.

sar·coi·do·sis

(sahr'koy-dō'sis)
A systemic granulomatous disease of unknown cause, especially involving the lungs with resulting fibrosis, but also involving lymph nodes, skin, liver, spleen, eyes, phalangeal bones, and parotid glands; granulomas are composed of epithelioid and multinucleated giant cells with little or no necrosis.
Synonym(s): Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann disease, Boeck disease, sarcoid.
[sarcoid + G. -osis, condition]

sarcoid

1. Pertaining to or resembling flesh.

sarcoid

1. tuberculoid; characterized by noncaseating epithelioid cell tubercles.
2. pertaining to or resembling sarcoidosis.
3. sarcoidosis. See also equine sarcoid.

Patient discussion about sarcoid

Q. SARCOIDOSIS is it a lung disease?

A. It's an autoimmune disease that may affect almost every organ in the body, although involvement of the lung is the most common (90%), therefore it may be perceived as a lung disease. It may damage the lungs, nut not only them.

You may read more here:
www.mayoclinic.com/health/sarcoidosis/DS00251

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The non infectious granulomas are non caseating nacked sarcoid granulomas of unknown etiology with numerous activated macrophages, few lymphocytes and scattered asteroid body or conchoids body.
Equine sarcoid is the most common skin lesion and commonest cutaneous tumor in equines (Chambers et al.
Bovine papillomavirus DNA in neoplastic and nonneoplastic tissues obtained from horses with and without sarcoids in the western United States.
Although these showed no evidence of sarcoid lung involvement, there was mild bronchiectasis and evidence of small airway disease in the lungs.
To date, he's biopsied 66 soldiers, with 62 showing small airways disease, 3 with sarcoid disease, and 1 with normal findings.
Clinical impact of bone and calcium metabolism changes in sarcoid osis.
Extra-thoracic sarcoid occurs in about 50% of cases.