Sarcoidosis is an autoimmune disease with no known cause or cure that can affect multiple organs. Lumps called granulomas develop in affected organs. These granulomas are clusters of inflammatory cells and can prevent that organ from working properly.
Sarcoidosis is a rare condition affecting 1.5 people per 10,000 in the UK and about 1 million people world-wide. Sarcoidosis is fatal for 5% of patients, although this figure is much higher for those with the chronic condition. SarcoidosisUK is a small charity working hard to improve the lives of sarcoidosis patients. We receive no government support and are entirely reliant on generous donations of time and money.
SarcoidosisUK works hard to achieve four primary goals: information, support, research and awareness. Firstly, Sarcoidosis exists to fund research into a cure, financing one research project per annum. Until such a time that the cure is created we aim to provide clear, accurate information while also providing practical and emotional support to those affected by sarcoidosis.
We also aim to spread awareness of sarcoidosis, a rare and often confusing disease. We aim to correct the problematic lack of understanding and awareness that exists within the medical field and the general public.
SarcoidosisUK is proud to support Rare Disease Day taking place this Sunday 28th February. Awareness must continue… https://t.co/D9TtBlt5Zh
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