Sarcoidosis and the Body Politic

The Annals of Cardiology No.26 | Sarcoidosis and the Body Politic. What would you do if a stranger camped out on your couch? What is sarcoidosis? Is your immune system xenophobic? The answer to these questions and more in this week’s Annals of Cardiology.


The Annals of Cardiology No.26 | Sarcoidosis and the Body Politic

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What if a foreigner moved to your country and took your job? Worse yet, what if he opened the door to your house, looked around, and said “Hmm, this looks good, I’ll just crash here”. You’d want to defend your turf. But what if you had no recourse but to watch, quietly fuming, as he set up shop, with all his stuff spread around, while he went about his alien rituals? What if his pungent spices make your eyes water or that stuff he smokes makes you wheeze and rattle or his mere presence leaves you exhausted and unable to function? Who would you call to get rid of this guy – the police, your friends in government, maybe the union? What if, after a while, he decides the living room isn’t enough, so he moves stuff into your kitchen, the bathroom, and then … your bedroom! Sounds like a nightmare, doesn’t it?

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