Conditions + Treatments

Sarcoidosis in Children

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Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that results in granulomas, which are small, rounded growths consisting of blood vessels, cells and connective tissue.

  • These granulomas invade different parts of the body, including the skin, bones, joints and lungs.

  • Sarcoidosis varies widely from person to person. Some children may experience the disease for several months, while others are affected for years-even a lifetime.

  • Between 30 to 70 percent of patients do not require therapy for the condition.

The Samara Jan Turkel Clinical Center for Pediatric Autoimmune Disease provides comprehensive and coordinated care and support for patients and families facing the complexities of sarcoidosis and other challenging autoimmune diseases. Clinical care includes outpatient and inpatient treatment, a wide range of rehabilitative therapies, pain management, outreach to complementary therapies such as acupuncture and massage, and developmental and psychosocial support.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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