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Frequent use of steroids/immunosuppressants in SSc

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#1 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 08:10 AM

High frequency of corticosteroid and immunosuppressive therapy in patients with systemic sclerosis despite limited evidence for efficacy. Despite limited evidence for the effectiveness of corticosteroids and immunosuppressive agents in systemic sclerosis, these potentially harmful drugs are frequently prescribed to patients with all forms of systemic sclerosis. Therefore, this study indicates the need to develop and communicate adequate treatment recommendations. N. Hunzelmann Arthritis Research & Therapy, 11:R30. 4 March 2009. (Also see: Immunosuppressants and Steroids)

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