Who gets sarcoidosis?
Sarcoidosis appears to be more common and more severe in certain geographic areas. It has long been recognized as a common disease in Scandinavian countries.
Sarcoidosis most often occurs between 20 and 40 years of age, with women being diagnosed more frequently than men. The disease is 10 to 17 times more common in African-Americans than in Caucasians. People of Scandinavian, German, Irish, or Puerto Rican origin are also more prone to the disease.
It is estimated that up to four in 10,000 people in the U.S. have sarcoidosis.
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