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Berylliosis Treatments

Treatment

The most important step in the management of berylliosis is to avoid further exposure to beryllium.

For acute berylliosis, you may be given corticosteroid medication, usually prednisone . This drug helps to reduce lung inflammation. When treated rapidly, most patients recover fully. But in extreme cases, if not treated rapidly, acute berylliosis can be fatal.

For chronic berylliosis, corticosteroids may be used if you develop symptoms of lung disease. However, these medications don’t reverse scarring that has already occurred in the lungs.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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