Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis?

Updated: Oct 08, 2020
  • Author: Caleb Hsieh, MD, MS; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

These agents decrease inflammation, suppress leukocyte migration, reverse increased capillary permeability, and dampen the immune system.

Prednisone (Sterapred)

Prednisone is prescribed for severe symptoms or significant lung dysfunction despite antigen avoidance. It is often used for chronic disease.


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