Sarcoidosis is a chronic condition which causes persistent nodular inflammation (swelling) of the tissues. Sarcoidosis may affect almost any part of the body, but the most common tissues affected by the disease are lungs, lymph nodes, eyes, skin, liver and spleen.

Sarcoidosis occurs when inflammation persists even after the immune system successfully defends the body against foreign or harmful substances. Instead, some of the immune system cells cluster to form lumps called granulomas in various organs in the body.

Sarcoidosis Services + Programs

The Lung Centre clinic at Vancouver General Hospital specializes in the treatment of pulmonary conditions including sarcoidosis.

The Pacific Lung Centre for Health at St. Paul’s Hospital works in collaboration with a number of other health disciplines in a variety of subspecialty clinics including the Combined Pulmonary and Sarcoid Clinic.

Sarcoidosis Resources + Organizations