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Etanercept for refractory ocular sarcoidosis: results of a double-blind randomized trial

, : Etanercept for refractory ocular sarcoidosis: results of a double-blind randomized trial. Chest 128(2): 1062-1047

Purpose: Study a tumor necrosis factor receptor antagonist (etanercept) in the treatment of chronic ocular sarcoidosis.Subjects and methods: Eighteen patients with ocular sarcoidosis and ongoing inflammation in the eyes. All patients had received at least 6 months of therapy with methotrexate and were currently receiving corticosteroids. Patients were randomized to receive either etanercept, 25 mg subcutaneously twice a week, or placebo in a double-blind randomized trial.


PMID: 16100213

DOI: 10.1378/chest.128.2.1062

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