When is lung transplantation indicated in the treatment of 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 patients with advanced pulmonary fibrosis from sarcoidosis, lung transplantation remains the only hope for long-term survival. Indications for transplantation include either or both of the following [15] :

  • Forced vital capacity below 50% predicted

  • Forced expiratory volume in 1 second below 40% predicted

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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