Developments in glucocorticoid therapy

Academic Article


  • Recent evidence for a disease-modifying potential of low-dose glucocorticoids (GCs) in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has renewed the debate on the risk benefit ratio with this therapy. Two recent developments are described that might have a positive influence on these risk benefit ratios. One is the improvement in new GC compounds-designer GCs, alterations in bioactivity, and alterations in formulations. The other is a better understanding and management of the toxicity of GCs.
  • Authors

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Bijlsma JWJ; Saag KG; Buttgereit F; Da Silva JAP
  • Start Page

  • 1
  • End Page

  • 17
  • Volume

  • 31
  • Issue

  • 1