Sarcoidosis: Drugs under Investigation

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Etiology of sarcoidosis is still elusive, yet there has been considerable progress in various areas of basic and clinical research. In this review, we focus on ongoing or recently completed clinical-pharmacological studies in patients with sarcoidosis. Positive studies were published in well-characterized and homogenous subcohorts of sarcoid patients. Several drugs have shown a positive effect on sarcoidosis-associated fatigue, cutaneous sarcoidosis, and pulmonary hypertension in sarcoid patients. It seems that the recruitment of clinically precisely defined subcohorts is necessary to achieve positive outcomes in studies on sarcoidosis.

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