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Steroids: A Review by Rahel Woldo,PharmD

GLUCOCORTICOSTEROID - A review Introduction: It is estimated that more than 5 million patients are treated with glucocorticosteroids annually. The anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects of steroids have been exploited in the treatment of diseases such as; bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, rheumatoid arthritis, collagen vascular diseases, chronic active hepatitis and certain forms of nephritides. In many instances the use of glucocorticosteroids is for short-term purposes.

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