Sarcoidosis is a disease that either heals on its own or can only be treated symptomatically. Regardless of the stage of sarcoidosis diagnosed, regular follow-up visits are indicated, although their frequency and type vary depending on therapy and severity. In stage I, half-yearly examinations are sufficient, otherwise these are indicated every three to six months. Eyes should be examined at least once a year as sarcoidosis may cause optic nerve involvement. After completion of the sarcoidosis therapy is usually three years nachkontrolliert - occurs in this time no relapse, it is considered a cure. The follow-up should be the more closely the more intensive the drug therapy was.
Acute sarcoidosis in stages I and II heals in most cases; Even with a chronic course, sarcoidosis has a favorable overall prognosis. Only about one out of every 100 affected people can expect to die from complications such as lung failure. Even if the prognosis is better in principle, the younger the affected person and the more acute the form, the course of sarcoidosis can hardly be predicted in individual cases. Many feel this as a burden. Support groups can help to cope with the disease.
Since you do not know the causes of sarcoidosis, you do not know how to prevent it. If illnesses have occurred in the family, you should have regular medical check-ups.