Corticosteroids for pulmonary sarcoidosis.

  title={Corticosteroids for pulmonary sarcoidosis.},
  author={N S Paramothayan and Toby J Lasserson and Paul W. Jones},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Pulmonary sarcoidosis is a common condition with an unpredictable course. Oral (OCS) or inhaled steroids (ICS) are widely used in its treatment, but there is no consensus about when and in whom therapy should be initiated, what dose should be given and for how long. Corticosteroids given for several months have deleterious side-effects so it is important to know whether they have any maintained benefit in pulmonary sarcoidosis. OBJECTIVES To determine the randomised controlled… CONTINUE READING


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