Prevention and treatment of systemic glucocorticoid side effects
Version of Record online: 19 FEB 2010
© 2010 The International Society of Dermatology
International Journal of Dermatology
Volume 49, Issue 3, pages 239–248, March 2010
How to Cite
Moghadam-Kia, S. and Werth, V. P. (2010), Prevention and treatment of systemic glucocorticoid side effects. International Journal of Dermatology, 49: 239–248. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2009.04322.x
- Issue online: 19 FEB 2010
- Version of Record online: 19 FEB 2010
Background Systemic glucocorticoids are used in dermatologic practice for various diseases including connective tissue disorders, bullous diseases, and many other dermatologic conditions. Patients with these diseases are at times treated with long-term courses of glucocorticoids, which place them at increased risk for glucocorticoid-induced side effects. Therefore, dermatologists must be knowledgeable of risks related to glucocorticoid use and be familiar with guidelines to manage them.
Objective To provide an update of recent advances in the prevention and treatment of major glucocorticoid-induced side effects.
Methods Review of the literature Results Data regarding the prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced side effects are presented.
Conclusion This review should help dermatologists optimally manage and prevent glucocorticoid-induced side effects.