Sarcoidosis Epidemiology Research Group
Who we are
Our research group in sarcoidosis epidemiology is part of the Chronic Inflammatory Diseases Epidemiology research section based at the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Medicine Solna.
Our vision and mission
Our overarching goal is to better understand the causes and consequences of sarcoidosis.
Specifically, our aims are to:
Identify risk factors for sarcoidosis
Reduce the time from symptoms to diagnosis
Improve treatment strategies for sarcoidosis
Minimize the long-term consequences of sarcoidosis
Our mission is to provide evidence-based answers to etiological and clinical questions using epidemiological methods.
Sweden’s high quality and comprehensive healthcare data allow us to conduct large-scale investigations of risk factors for and outcomes after sarcoidosis. These nationwide data from health and demographic registers form the basis of our data repository for sarcoidosis research. It is further enriched by the inclusion of clinical and laboratory data for about 1500 individuals included in the sarcoidosis clinical cohort at Karolinska University Hospital.
Our work brings together the expertise of clinicians, immunologists and epidemiologists. Collaborations are essential for the exchange of expertise from all scientific fields and we welcome researchers interested in sarcoidosis research to contact us.
Currently, we work closely with the following entities:
- Respiratory Medicine Unit, Deptartment of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital
- Immunology and Allergy Unit, Deptartment of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital
- Center for Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm County Council
Familial Aggregation and Heritability of Sarcoidosis: A Swedish Nested Case-Control Study.
Eur. Respir. J. 2018 Jun;():
Sarcoidosis mortality in Sweden: a population-based cohort study.
Eur. Respir. J. 2018 Feb;51(2):
Sarcoidosis incidence and prevalence: a nationwide register-based assessment in Sweden.
Eur. Respir. J. 2016 12;48(6):1690-1699
Familial aggregation of rheumatoid arthritis in sarcoidosis: a register-based case-control study in Sweden.
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016; 68(Suppl 10)
In the news...
Sarkoidos: epidemiologi, diagnostik och behandling (in Swedish).
Lung & Allergiforum. 2017; 2
Västerbottningarna svårt drabbade av lungsjukdomen sarkoidos (in Swedish).
Oklart varför prevalensen av sarkoidos skiljer sig geografiskt (in Swedish).
Kullberg S, Arkema E
Contact or visit us
You can reach us via the following channels:
|Post||Karolinska Institutet |
Department of Medicine Solna
Clinical Epidemiology Unit, T2
171 76 Stockholm
|Visit us||Clinical Epidemiology Unit |
Eugeniahemmet, T2, Karolinska University Hospital
171 76 Stockholm