Sarcoidosis-related Mortality in the U.S. from 1988-2007
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 03/03/2011
Swigris JJ et al. – From 1988 to 2007, sarcoidosis–related mortality rates increased significantly, particularly in non–Hispanic black females aged 55 years or older. The underlying cause of death in the majority of sarcoidosis patients was the disease itself. Among young sarcoidosis decedents, those with pulmonary fibrosis or a cardiac cause contribute to death were more likely to be black than white.