Beryllium Sensitization: Treatment Make an Appointment Refer a Patient Ask a Question Reviewed by Lisa A. Maier, MD, MSPH, FCCP (July 01, 2021) While there is not a known cure or treatment for beryllium sensitization, you should see your physician at least every 2 years. During your visit, you may have testing, including pulmonary function tests, exercise tolerance tests, a chest X-ray or CT scan to check for inflammation and scarring in the lungs, and a bronchoscopy with lavage (lung washing) and biopsy to see if granulomas or other abnormalities have developed in the lungs. The types of testing your physician performs may be different based on your overall health. If you develop symptoms of chronic beryllium disease, such as a dry cough or unexplained shortness of breath, you should see your physician as soon as possible. Beryllium Sensitization: Symptoms Clinical Trials For more than 100 years, National Jewish Health has been committed to finding new treatments and cures for diseases. Search our clinical trials.