Glucocorticoid therapy for immune-mediated diseases: basic and clinical correlates.

  title={Glucocorticoid therapy for immune-mediated diseases: basic and clinical correlates.},
  author={Dimitrios T. Boumpas and George P. Chrousos and Ronald L. Wilder and Thomas R. Cupps and James E. Balow},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={119 12},
Dr. Dimitrios T. Boumpas (Kidney Disease Section, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases [NIDDK], National Institutes of Health [NIH], Bethesda, Maryland): Since 1949, when Hench and colleagues first introduced cortisone for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, glucocorticoids have revolutionized the treatment of immunologically mediated diseases. Although substantial complications associated with glucocorticoids have tempered enthusiasm for their use, they have… CONTINUE READING
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