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Third Annual Sarcoidosis Awareness Campaign Underway in April

The third annual national awareness campaign “Seek Answers. Inspire Results” aims to bring attention to patients with sarcoidosis. The campaign, a collaboration between the CHEST Foundation and the Foundation of Sarcoidosis Research (FSR), is set to coincide with the National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month in April. Although sarcoidosis is a treatable condition…

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…

Small Fiber Neuropathy Symptoms Eased by IVIG Therapy and Infliximab, Study Reports

Intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) therapy, alone or combined with infliximab, may significantly ease symptoms of sarcoidosis-associated small fiber neuropathy (SSFN), according to a retrospective analysis study. The report, “Sarcoidosis-associated small fiber neuropathy in a large cohort: Clinical aspects and response to IVIG and anti-TNF alpha treatment” 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…