Side Effects of Corticosteroid Therapy

  title={Side Effects of Corticosteroid Therapy},
  author={A. Buchman},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology},
  • A. Buchman
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Background Corticosteroids have been used for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease since the late 1940s. Upwards of 80% of patients may respond acutely to treatment with these medications, although 20% or more may be refractory and others become dependent on corticosteroid use to suppress disease activity. Side effects in the acute situation are relatively minor, although significant side effects (e.g., psychosis) have been encountered; the long-term use of corticosteroids is more… CONTINUE READING
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