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Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by the formation of granulomatous lesions, especially in the lungs, liver, skin, and lymph nodes; it has a heterogeneous set of clinical manifestations and a variable course for which there is not efficient long term therapies. The purpose of this study is to analyze the distinct patterns in lung microbiome (microorganisms) characteristic of Sarcoidosis and changes in the genes that impact the inflammatory response.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health