Hi everyone, about 20 years ago I was diagnosed with pulmonary sarcoid. About 10 years later it was changed to chronic sarcoidosis. 2 years ago I was diagnosed with asbestosis. Apparently have had it for about 10+ years. My pulmonoligist has figured my exposure to asbestos happened while I was in the Navy in the early 80's. I have tried to find info on asbestos causing sarc but, it has been very difficult. In my case the asbestos is the only thing that makes sense for tne cause of the sarcoid. The prevailing theorys that are currently out there dont fit except for the toxin altering the immune system.
If anyone knows of some information I would greatly appreciate it if they would share. I have seen case studies where the individual has asbestosis and sarcoid but they do not talk about weather the sarcoid is caused by asbestos. Thanks for your help.