Pulmonary sarcoidosis following interferon therapy for advanced renal cell carcinoma

Cancer. 1987 Mar 1;59(5):896-900. doi: 10.1002/1097-0142(19870301)59:5<896::aid-cncr2820590507>3.0.co;2-4.


A 57-year-old woman developed pulmonary sarcoidosis during therapy with interferon beta for advanced renal cell carcinoma metastatic to mediastinal lymph nodes. The possible role of interferon beta in the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis in this patient is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell / complications
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell / drug therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Interferon Type I / adverse effects*
  • Lung Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Lymphatic Metastasis / drug therapy
  • Middle Aged
  • Sarcoidosis / chemically induced*
  • Vinblastine / therapeutic use


  • Interferon Type I
  • Vinblastine