Which medications in the drug class Antimalarial agents are used 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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Antimalarial agents

Antimalarial agents have previously been used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Literature supporting its use in sarcoidosis is limited to case series. They have a relatively benign adverse effect profile.

Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil)

Hydroxychloroquine may be most useful in the management of osseous involvement. It inhibits chemotaxis of eosinophils and locomotion of neutrophils and impairs complement-dependent antigen-antibody reactions.


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