Spotlight: Sarcoidosis

"Sarcoidosis can also mimic other conditions, such as cancer"

clock • 4 min read
Spotlight: Sarcoidosis

Vitality's John Downes examines the history, variations, symptoms and underwriting considerations of sarcoidosis.

Sarcoidosis is a relatively rare condition in which granulomas (small patches of red and swollen tissue) develop in the organs of the body, most often in the lungs and on the skin, but also can affect the heart, eyes, nervous system, lymph nodes and joints. The word sarcoidosis comes from the Greek meaning ‘flesh-like disease process'. Sarcoidosis was first described by an English physician, Jonathan Hutchinson, who in 1869, had a patient at Blackfriars Hospital in London, who presented with...

To continue reading this article...

Join Cover

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, key trend analysis and industry insights.
  • Stay on top of the latest developments around Covid-19, regulation, diversity and mental health.
  • Receive breaking news stories straight to your inbox in the daily newsletter.
  • Members only access to monthly programme 'The COVER Review'
  • Be the first to hear about our CPD accredited events and awards programmes.

Join now

 

Already a Cover member?

Login

More on Individual Protection

Aegon UK pays out £139 million for individual protection claims in 2021

Aegon UK pays out £139 million for individual protection claims in 2021

Cancer most common reason for claiming on life policies

Hemma Visavadia
clock 25 May 2022 • 2 min read
Aviva pays outs nearly £1.1 billion during 2021

Aviva pays outs nearly £1.1 billion during 2021

98% of claims paid

John Brazier
clock 23 May 2022 • 3 min read
Individual protection pay outs up 9% on average in 2021

Individual protection pay outs up 9% on average in 2021

ABI and GRiD statistics show

Hemma Visavadia
clock 23 May 2022 • 2 min read