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Sarcoidosis Following Therapy with TNF alpha Blocking Agent

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for sarcoidosis as a complication of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha blocking therapy.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

adverse effects

ICD-10:

D86.9

Description:

A patient who is being treated with a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha blocking agent may develop sarcoidosis. This is intriguing since some patients with refractory sarcoidosis respond favorably to these agents.

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