• affects
  • Because of comedian Bernie Mac , new attention is focusing on sarcoidosis, a little known medical condition that affects tens of thousands of Americans. (chicagotribune.com)
  • benign
  • A new approach has been proposed recently, based on the absence of evidence for malignant transformation in pathologically confirmed benign diagnosed testicular sarcoidosis, and it involves the open exploration of both testes, with resection of the largest lesion (on the right tunica). (wikipedia.org)
  • occurs
  • Although it occurs throughout the world and can affect individuals of all ages and races and both genders, sarcoidosis most commonly strikes adults between 20 and 40 years of age. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • unknown
  • The antigen causing the formation of a granuloma is most often an infectious pathogen or a substance foreign to the body, but sometimes the offending antigen is unknown (as in sarcoidosis). (wikipedia.org)