What is the treatment of extrapulmonary and pulmonary sarcoidosis?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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For extrapulmonary sarcoidosis involving such critical organs as the heart, liver, eyes, kidneys, or central nervous system, corticosteroid therapy is indicated. Topical corticosteroids are effective for ocular disease. For pulmonary disease, prednisone is generally given daily and then tapered over a 6-month course. High-dose inhaled corticosteroids may be an option, particularly in patients with endobronchial disease


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