MARIO SPAGNUOLO, M.D.; ANGELO TARANTA, M.D.
The great majority of untoward effects of steroid therapy follow one of two general patterns. Some of them, such as sodium retention, osteoporosis, and decreased resistance to infections, are attributable directly to the hormones and not to the diseases for which the steroids are administered. They appear during the course of therapy and subside afterwards. Others consist of exacerbations of the underlying disease, are occasionally more severe than the initial manifestations, and occur after discontinuation of the hormones.
Recent reports1-3 have described a new and apparently rare syndrome which appears to be a complication of steroid therapy, particularly of prednisone
SPAGNUOLO M, TARANTA A. POST-STEROID PANNICULITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;54:1181–1190. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-6-1181
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(6):1181-1190.
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