Short courses of corticosteroids, also known as “steroid bursts,” are frequently utilized in both pediatrics and adults; however, evidence supporting the safety of these bursts is lacking. Long-term use of oral corticosteroids is associated with a number of serious adverse effects. New evidence suggests that a steroid burst is not risk-free.
Guest Authors: Irene Ruiz, PharmD and Kristine A. Parbuoni, PharmD, BCPPS
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