Corticosteroids are widely prescribed worldwide. It is estimated that, at any point of time, about 1% of the general population is receiving oral corticosteroids.

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  • Corticosteroids and infections

    02 Août 2017

    It was already known that corticosteroid therapy increased the risk of some opportunistics infections such as tuberculosis or certain mycoses/parasitoses. There was less knowledge about the risk of more common infections, such as chicken pox or lower…


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  • Use of systemic corticosteroids in France

    02 Août 2017

    No data were available on the frequency of use of corticosteroids in France. Using national data from health insurance, a team of French researchers was interested in the oral prescriptions of corticosteroids in France during the period 2007-2014. It…


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  • Oral or intraveinous corticosteroids for the treatment of multiple sclerosis

    24 Février 2016

    High doses of intravenous methylprednisolone are recommended to treat relapses in patients with multiple sclerosis, but can be inconvenient and expensive. This study aimed to assess whether oral administration of high-dose methylprednisolone was…


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  • Budesonide for Crohn disease

    24 Février 2016

    Corticosteroids are commonly used for the induction of remission in Crohn's disease. However, traditional corticosteroids can cause significant adverse events. Budesonide is an alternative glucocorticoid with limited systemic bioavailability. One of…


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