Sarcoidosis: a state of the art review from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand


Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown aetiology, primarily affecting the lungs and lymphatic systems, although any organ may be involved. The management of sarcoidosis can be challenging, despite new developments in diagnostic techniques and biological agents for treatment.

This review discusses the developments in the understanding of its pathology, diagnosis and management.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Outline the current understandings of sarcoidosis and highlight the need for further research based on this educational resource summary by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand   
  2. List and explain some of the most commonly used diagnostic procedures    
  3. Know of the management of sarcoidosis and become aware of drugs choices for long-term treatment pathways


Authors: Hasib Ahmadzai, Shuying Huang, Chris Steinfort, James Markos, Roger KA Allen, Denis Wakefield, Margaret Wilsher, Paul S Thomas

Article Type: Narrative review


Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
General Medicine
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
You have to be logged in to see the content of this module.

Provided by

doctorportal Learning respectfully acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of Australia. We respect the traditional owners of lands across Australia in which our members and staff work and live, and pay respect to their elders past, present and future.