Dose-related patterns of glucocorticoid-induced side effects

December 2009
International Journal of Advances in Rheumatology;2009, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p135
Academic Journal
In this study of glucocorticoid-related health problems in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, such problems were observed to increase either linearly or in a threshold-dependent manner (i.e. become apparent at a certain glucocorticoid dosage) with doses used in long-term treatment of RA. The incidence patterns of particular health problems identified here might help to improve the risk-benefit ratio of glucocorticoid therapy.


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