Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of sarcoidosis may vary from person to person, and depend on the organs affected. Frequently, the condition causes mild symptoms and resolves on its own without treatment. In approximately half of all patients, sarcoidosis is detected on a routine chest X-ray before any symptoms develop. The most common symptoms of sarcoidosis involving the lungs include:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain, which is usually a vague tightness of the chest, but can occasionally be severe and similar to the pain of a heart attack
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Fever
  • Weight loss

Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.