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Corticosteroids are any steroid hormones made in the adrenal cortex (the outer part of the adrenal gland). They are also made in the laboratory. Corticosteroids have many different effects in the body, and are used to treat many different conditions. They may be used as hormone replacement, to suppress the immune system, and to treat some side effects of cancer and its treatment. Corticosteroids are also used to treat certain lymphomas and lymphoid leukemias.
Silk garments unlikely to provide benefit for children with eczema

Silk garments unlikely to provide benefit for children with eczema

AAOS issues new guidelines for treatment of hip osteoarthritis

AAOS issues new guidelines for treatment of hip osteoarthritis

Study explores how to predict and prevent psychiatric morbidity in survivors of ARDS

Study explores how to predict and prevent psychiatric morbidity in survivors of ARDS

Mite-proof covers may reduce severity of asthma exacerbations in allergic children

Mite-proof covers may reduce severity of asthma exacerbations in allergic children

Immune system defect makes Addison’s patients prone to respiratory infections

Immune system defect makes Addison’s patients prone to respiratory infections

FDA approves new treatment for wide range of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

FDA approves new treatment for wide range of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Unique type of airway inflammation could make African Americans less responsive to asthma treatment

Unique type of airway inflammation could make African Americans less responsive to asthma treatment

Researchers find striking differences between countries, age groups in access to proper care for DMD

Researchers find striking differences between countries, age groups in access to proper care for DMD

Results of high-impact clinical trials could improve kidney-related medical care

Results of high-impact clinical trials could improve kidney-related medical care

Breakthrough research paves way for developing new asthma treatments

Breakthrough research paves way for developing new asthma treatments

Patient education involving use of multiple senses improves understanding of anticipated care

Patient education involving use of multiple senses improves understanding of anticipated care

New research could pave way for safe, effective treatment for muscular dystrophy

New research could pave way for safe, effective treatment for muscular dystrophy

Steroids for treating infertility in women may have harmful effects on pregnancy and child

Steroids for treating infertility in women may have harmful effects on pregnancy and child

Patients with noninfectious uveitis can get effective treatment from corticosteroid alternative

Patients with noninfectious uveitis can get effective treatment from corticosteroid alternative

Study shows link between steroid use and poor outcomes in Lyme disease-associated facial paralysis

Study shows link between steroid use and poor outcomes in Lyme disease-associated facial paralysis

Thymectomy confers benefit to MG patients who do not have chest tumor, study shows

Thymectomy confers benefit to MG patients who do not have chest tumor, study shows

New treatment approach may benefit relapsed post-transplant blood cancer patients

New treatment approach may benefit relapsed post-transplant blood cancer patients

Study identifies new blood markers to accurately diagnose Gulf War Illness

Study identifies new blood markers to accurately diagnose Gulf War Illness

Immunotherapy-treated cancer patients may develop rheumatic disorders

Immunotherapy-treated cancer patients may develop rheumatic disorders

ICS users may be at greater risk for nontuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary disease

ICS users may be at greater risk for nontuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary disease