Author Archives: Janet Stewart, MSc

Alternatives to Prednisone and Methotrexate for Sarcoidosis Treatment Reviewed

A recent review discussed other options besides prednisone and methotrexate in treating sarcoidosis, including antimetabolites similar in action to methotrexate, antimalarial agents, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) gel, biological agents, and antimycobacterial therapy, which is normally used to treat tuberculosis. The review, “Sarcoidosis: treatments beyond prednisone and methotrexate,” was published…

Many Patients with Sarcoidosis Also Have Sarcoid Arthritis

A new study investigating the frequency and characteristics of sarcoid arthropathy, in which sarcoidosis is accompanied by joint disease, revealed that a majority of patients with sarcoidosis also have sarcoid arthritis. The study “The clinical characteristics of sarcoid arthropathy based on a prospective cohort study” was published in the…