Re-Evaluate When to Consider Using Short-Course Steroids

New concerns will raise questions about when it's appropriate to use SHORT courses of oral corticosteroids in adults.

We know long-term steroid use can lead to adverse effects, such as osteoporosis and weight gain. And using a steroid for just a few days can cause hyperglycemia, insomnia, etc.

Now evidence links steroid use for just one week to a slightly higher 3-month risk of fractures, venous thromboembolism, and sepsis.

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