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COVID-19 and Underlying Chronic Lung Disease: What Is Known About Risk and Managing Care

Patients with COVID-19 who have underlying chronic lung disease are at increased risk for developing severe illness. Pulmonologist Brian Southern, MD, recently authored a review article in Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine’s COVID-19 Curbside Consults series. In this article, he takes a closer look at what is known about ILD and sarcoidosis in the context of the pandemic and offers insights for managing care.

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Socioeconomic Disparities and Outcomes in Patients With Sarcoidosis

Mild symptoms and a quick recovery are common in most cases of sarcoidosis, but a minority of patients have significant morbidity and impaired quality of life because of multiorgan involvement. A new Cleveland Clinic study examines association between income and sarcoidosis outcomes, after controlling for socioeconomic and disease-related factors.