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Table 1 Diagnostic methods of sarcoidosis

From: Prevalence and incidence of sarcoidosis in Korea: a nationwide population-based study

Diagnostic methods N (%)
Bronchoscopy 1518 (50.6)
 BAL 892 (29.7)
 TBLB 504 (16.8)
Surgical lung biopsy 573 (19.1)
Skin biopsy 392 (13.1)
Musculoskeletal biopsy 45 (1.5)
Othersa 293 (9.8)
All subjects undergoing biopsy 935 (51.3)
Unknown 796 (26.5)
  1. BAL bronchoalveolar lavage, TBLB transbronchial lung biopsy
  2. aOthers included needle, incisional, and surgical biopsy of the liver, the heart, and organs other than the lung, skin, muscle, bone, and joints