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Bursting the Steroid Bubble: Short-term Use Has Its Consequences

October 15, 2021

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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