Edited by Donald N Mitchell, Athol Wells, Stephen G Spiro, David R Moller

© 2012 – CRC Press

520 pages | 32 Color Illus. | 110 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2012-02-24
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About the Book

Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2013

Sarcoidosis represents a major challenge for physicians—not just in respiratory medicine, but across a range of specialties. This book, with a multidisciplinary authorship of the highest standard, presents the most up-to-date thinking on all aspects of the condition, from epidemiology to clinical manifestations and treatment options. Full coverage is given to both respiratory and non-respiratory aspects. The basic science that underlies the disease and its progression is evaluated in detail, and placed into its correct clinical context. Possible future advances are covered in a concluding section.

The editors—all leading figures in the field with international reputations—have compiled the definitive work on the subject in a single volume. The book is fully comprehensive and evidence based and will be an essential addition to the bookshelves of all whose practice involves the care and treatment of patients with sarcoidosis.

Table of Contents

Historical survey


Epidemiology Aetiology




The radiology of the lungs and the pleura

Intervention and radiological procedures

Lung function


DEXA scanning

Nuclear medicine imaging

ECG; Holter monitoring; exercise tests

The heart, pericardium, large and small vessels

The upper respiratory tract

Asthma/irritable airways

Pulmonary fibrosis

The liver and gastrointestinal tract

The spleen, blood and bone marrow

The nervous system

The kidneys and calcium metabolism

Psychiatric aspects

Sarcoidosis of the skin

Ocular changes

Bones, joints and skeletal muscles

Superficial lymphadenopathy

The endocrine glands

Sarcoid/HIV and AIDS

Sarcoid/relationship to neoplasm/chemotherapy [including isolated breast lesions]

Sarcoid/antibody deficiency syndromes

Concomitant or associated disorders

Pulmonary and extrapulmonary involvement by sarcoidosis in childhood

Diagnosis of sarcoidosis: history, physical examination, presumptive diagnosis without biopsy, sources of biopsy material, utilisation of investigations and imaging

Treatment of sarcoidosis:

Surgical investigation and management

Pulmonary/cardiac transplantation

Physiotherapy in sarcoidosis



Future progress in investigations and management

About the Editors

Donald N Mitchell MD FRCP

Hon Consultant Physician

Royal Brompton and University College Hospitals

London, UK

David R Moller MD

Professor of Medicine and Director

Sarcoidosis Clinic and Research Program

Department of Medicine

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Stephen G Spiro BSc MD FRCP

Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician

University College London and The Royal Brompton Hospital

London, UK


Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of Interstitial Lung Disease Unit

The Royal Brompton Hospital

London, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine
MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine