Systemic corticosteroid therapy--side effects and their management.

  title={Systemic corticosteroid therapy--side effects and their management.},
  author={R M Stanbury and Elizabeth M. Graham},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={82 6},
The anti-inflammatory effects of corticosteroids cannot be separated from their metabolic effects as all cells use the same glucocorticoid receptor; therefore when corticosteroids are prescribed measures should be taken to minimise their side effects. Clearly, the chance of significant side effects increases with the dose and duration of treatment and so the minimum dose necessary to control the disease should be given. Before embarking on a long term course of corticosteroids the factors… CONTINUE READING


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