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Comment & Response
October 16, 2013

Comparison of Methods to Diagnose Sarcoidosis

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
JAMA. 2013;310(15):1624. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.277314

To the Editor Dr von Bartheld and colleagues1 performed a randomized clinical trial to compare endosonographic mediastinal lymph node sampling with conventional bronchoscopy (including performance of transbronchial lung biopsy [TBLB], bronchial biopsy, and bronchoalveolar lavage) in patients with stage I/II sarcoidosis and demonstrated the overall superior diagnostic yield of endosonography.