Table 2

Inclusion and exclusion criteria along with case versus control groups

Inclusion criteriaCase groups
Age 18–90 years oldSarcoidosis and viral illness (majority)
Sarcoidosis or non-sarcoidosis ILDNon-sarcoidosis ILD and viral illness (minority)
Exclusion criteriaControl groups
PregnantSarcoidosis and no viral illness
ImprisonedNon-sarcoidosis ILD and no viral illness
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  • ILD, interstitial lung disease.