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via BlackDoctor:

Sarcoidosis has touched the lives of prominent figures like Bernie Mac and Tisha Campbell Martin among others. What many don’t know is that until recently, this disease was very rare but has since become one of the most prominent diseases among blacks.

In the United States, sarcoidosis is more prevalent among African-Americans, presenting 10 times more common in Blacks, and occurring two times more frequently in Black females than in Black males. Since the disease is still a bit of a mystery, we pulled together a few important things you need to know about Sarcoidosis.


Sarcoidosis is a disease that causes your immune system to overreact, which can lead to health issues. We don’t know exactly what triggers this over-reaction, but this is a subject of intense investigation in the research labs across the country.

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