TABLE 2

Nonunderlying cause of death when sarcoidosis was listed as the underlying cause of death, for the period 2002–2011

Chronic respiratory disease491 (20.3)
 Chronic respiratory insufficiency306 (12.7)
 Lung fibrosis153 (6.3)
 Pulmonary arterial hypertension32 (1.3)
Cardiovascular disease400 (16.7)
 Chronic heart disease156 (6.5)
 Ischaemic heart disease48 (2.0)
 Pulmonary embolism23 (1.0)
 Other173 (7.2)
Infectious disease265 (11.0)
 Pneumonia or sepsis188 (7.8)
 Tuberculosis13 (0.5)
 Aspergillosis28 (1.2)
 Other infections36 (1.5)
Other chronic disease104 (4.3)
 Renal disease73 (3.0)
 Autoimmune disease24 (1.0)
 Hepatic disease7 (0.3)
Neoplasm44 (1.8)
 Haematologic malignancy10 (0.4)
 Lung cancer5 (0.2)
 Other solid malignant neoplasm29 (1.2)
Other1113 (46)
Total2417 (100)
  • Data are presented as n (%).