Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease of unclear etiology. It is characterized by tissue infiltration of granulomas, most commonly into the lung and lymph nodes, but the skin, heart, eyes, liver, and other tissues may also be affected. Although many sarcoidosis patients have nonprogressive disease or experience remission without treatment, more-severe disease can lead to organ damage (e.g., lung fibrosis) and necessitate pharmacotherapy, often with oral glucocorticoids. Although a modest evidence base drives use of conventional oral immunosuppressants and TNF-alpha inhibitors in the management of sarcoidosis, approved treatment options are greatly needed for patients who do not respond to, or are poor candidates for, oral corticosteroids.
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