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PULMONARY SARCOIDOSIS-SYSTEMIC CORTICOSTEROIDS

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PULMONARY SARCOIDOSIS-SYSTEMIC CORTICOSTEROIDS

Indication for systemic corticosteroids is persistent hypercalcemia and evidence of involvement of other organs:
1. Eyes (conjunctivitis, uveitis)
2. Heart (conduction abnormalities)
3. CNS (signs of optic nerve or optic chiasm involvement)
4. Lungs (severe pulmonary symptoms)
5. Skin (severe skin lesions)


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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