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Fatigue syndrome in sarcoidosis

NLC 2022
A new approach to managing sarcoidosis-associated fatigue aims to facilitate increased levels of functioning, by shifting from targeting just the symptoms to targeting new coping strategies [1]. Sarcoidosis-associated fatigue is very common; it is reported in up to 90% of patients and negatively affects quality of life [2,3]. Even after remission of active disease, fatigue may persist [4]. Fatigue can be assessed by using patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS) as recommended by the guidelines, but it is important to rule out other causes of fatigue before sarcoidosis-associated fatigue can be diagnosed [5]. For patients, key implications are reassurance and to improve acceptance as well as mastery of their fatigue. In this context, exercise training is recommended for sarcoidosis patients, focusing on low-to-moderate intensity exercise as high intensity may worsen patient’s fatigue [6,7]. The ERS Guidelines also offer some advice and recommendations on ...

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