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.
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