New Gene Test Flags Risk of Serious Complications in Sarcoidosis, University of Illinois Study

Published: Oct 15, 2012

Researchers at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System have identified a genetic signature that distinguishes patients with complicated sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that can be fatal, from patients with a more benign form of the disease. The gene signature could become the basis for a simple blood test. Their findings are reported online in the journal PLOS ONE.

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