Side Effects of Short-Term Oral Corticosteroids

@article{Richards2008SideEO,
  title={Side Effects of Short-Term Oral Corticosteroids},
  author={R. Richards},
  journal={Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={77 - 81}
}
  • R. Richards
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Background: Physicians frequently prescribe short-term corticosteroids (CSs) to treat acute and self-limiting diseases. Standard texts and articles do not usually discuss the possible, although infrequent, risks of short-term CSs. Objective: To demonstrate that side effects, although uncommon, can occur with short-term CSs and that these can occasionally be serious. Methods: Medline peer review literature in English (1985–2006) was searched to identify the potential risks of CSs. Standard… Expand
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