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


  • This website aims to help patients and their families by publishing practical information about corticosteroids and corticosteroid therapies. However, this website is not intended to replace the advices

Cortisone and Covid19 (coronavirus)

A meta-analysis ("pooled" study of all available clinical trial about a topic) published in September 2020 in one of the most prestigious medical journals (JAMA) shows that cortisone [...]

Results of the online questionnaire

Thank you for your participation. You were almost 1400 to answer the questionnaire posted on our site a few months ago. Through your participation, we can better understand of [...]

Corticosteroids and infections

Corticosteroids increase the risk of common infections It was already known that corticosteroid therapy increased the risk of some opportunistics infections such as tuberculosis or certain mycoses/parasitoses. There was [...]

Use of systemic corticosteroids in France

Are systemic corticosteroids frequently prescribed? No data were available on the frequency of use of corticosteroids in France. Using national data from health insurance, a team of French researchers [...]

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