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    Nephrotic Syndrome Professional

    While most children with nephrotic syndrome respond to corticosteroids, 80% experience a relapsing course. Corticosteroids have reduced the mortality rate to around 3%.

    Thyroid Eye Disease Professional

    Ciclosporin is less effective than corticosteroids but it may be of benefit in combination with oral corticosteroids as a steroid-sparing agent.

    Bullous Pemphigoid Professional

    Medication Recommendations have been made by the British Association of Dermatologists for the treatment of BP. [ 3 ] These have been supplemented with information and advice from more recent paper...

    Pemphigus Professional

    The majority of patients are treated using systemic corticosteroid therapy which usually results in full remission. [ 12 , 13 ] If high-dose steroids do not seem to be working, plasmaphe...

    Topical Steroids for the Skin Professional

    Topical corticosteroids have been used for over 60 years and their introduction was a milestone in dermatology. , Eczema Dermatitis Dermatitis and eczema Topical form corticosteroids...

    Vitiligo Professional

    Topical corticosteroids These have an anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating effect. They can be used in children and adults with limited (less than 10% of the body area) non-segment...

    Vulvitis Professional

    Low-potency topical corticosteroids  (eg, hydrocortisone 1% ointment) can be considered as a short trial (1-2 weeks).

    Acute Exacerbations of COPD Professional

    There is no advantage in more prolonged corticosteroid therapy. Osteoporosis prophylaxis should be considered in patients requiring frequent courses of oral corticosteroids.

    Crohn's Disease Professional

    Episcleritis : may not require specific treatment but will usually respond to topical corticosteroids. Uveitis is treated with topical and/or systemic corticosteroids. Prima...

    Chronic Plaque Psoriasis Professional

    Dermoscopy can occasionally be useful. [ 9 ] Management Management options for the treatment of psoriasis include: [ 1 ] First-line therapy which includes traditional topical therapies -...

    Eczema on Hands and Feet Professional

    Topical pimecrolimus and tacrolimus are licensed for the treatment of atopic eczema not controlled by maximal topical corticosteroid treatment or where corticosteroid side-effects ha...

    Schilder's Disease Professional

    Management Corticosteroids may be effective in some patients. [ 6 ] There is no information regarding the efficacy of immunomodulatory therapy in Schilder's disease as defined...

    Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Lung Professional

    ILD caused by rheumatoid arthritis is usually treated with a corticosteroid or a combination of a corticosteroid and azathioprine or cyclophosphamide. Methotrexate is also being incr...

    Premature Labour Professional

    Women receiving tocolytics should be informed that, whilst it is hoped that these drugs will prolong their pregnancy, such drugs may not make their babies healthier. [ 5 ] Corticosteroid...

    Cervical Insufficiency and Suture (Incompetence and Cerclage) Conditions

    You may be offered corticosteroid injections after 23 weeks to increase the chance of your baby surviving if born early.

    Cluster Headaches Conditions

    Methysergide can be effective in short-term bouts of cluster headache but cannot be used for more than six months at a time due to potential side-effects. Corticosteroids are used in a s...

    Pregnancy and HIV Conditions

    Because you are likely to have your caesarean section before 39 weeks, you should be offered a course of two to four corticosteroid injections over a 48-hour period to lessen the chance of br...

    Management of Stable COPD Professional

    Other medication [ 1 ] Corticosteroids Maintenance use of oral corticosteroid therapy in COPD is not normally recommended.

    Asthma Professional

    Optimised standard therapy is defined as a full trial of and, if tolerated, documented compliance with inhaled high-dose corticosteroids, LABAs, leukotriene receptor antagonists, theophylline...

    Keloid Conditions

    This is called 'intralesional corticosteroid treatment': The steroids and anaesthetic can help to stop the proliferation of the skin cells in the keloid scar (what are called fi...