What is the role of nonpharmacologic therapy in the treatment of sarcoidosis?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: Joseph F Merola, MD, MMSc; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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In terms of nonpharmacologic therapy, radiation has been used in cases of treatment-resistant cutaneous lesions. [42]

Surgical resection of smaller, severely disfiguring and recalcitrant lesions may be attempted. The risk of lesion recurrence and hypertrophic and keloidal scarring does exist. Laser surgery using carbon dioxide [43] and pulsed dye laser has also been used in the treatment of disfiguring skin plaques and lupus pernio. [13]


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