Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
In Reply: In reponse to Drs Deeb and Otteson,
sarcoidosis can affect every organ system and cause myriad nonspecific signs
The frequency of reported symptoms of sarcoidosis observed by individual
practitioners appears to be strongly influenced by the patient population
and type of practice. Previous reports suggest that only 1% to 4% of patients
with sarcoidosis develop sinonasal involvement.1- 3 The
high prevalence of sinonasal symptom reported by Deeb and Otteson are much
higher and serve as a reminder that there is significant variation in the
rate of common and nonspecific manifestations.
Thomas KW, Hunninghake GW. Early Diagnosis of Sarcoidosis—ReplyEarly Diagnosis of Sarcoidosis—Reply. JAMA. 2003;290(11):1454. doi:10.1001/jama.290.11.1454-a