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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.
Up to 500,000 Americans will develop lupus-related kidney disease

Up to 500,000 Americans will develop lupus-related kidney disease

Common clinical problem, Rosacea

Common clinical problem, Rosacea

Calcium and vitamin D treatment alone can improve bone mineral density in Crohn's patients

Calcium and vitamin D treatment alone can improve bone mineral density in Crohn's patients

Use of anti-inflammatory steroids for traumatic head injuries may actually increase the risk of death

Use of anti-inflammatory steroids for traumatic head injuries may actually increase the risk of death

Doctor report cards not always clear when comparing quality of care

Doctor report cards not always clear when comparing quality of care

Lifting weights can help people with multiple sclerosis

Lifting weights can help people with multiple sclerosis

Alvesco now available for asthma sufferers in the United Kingdom

Alvesco now available for asthma sufferers in the United Kingdom

First new guidelines in more than a decade for managing asthma during pregnancy

First new guidelines in more than a decade for managing asthma during pregnancy

Corticosteroids can be beneficial in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Corticosteroids can be beneficial in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Patient education on aerosol therapy key to effective asthma control

Patient education on aerosol therapy key to effective asthma control

Acute eosinophilic pneumonia occurring at higher than normal rate among U.S. troops in Iraq

Acute eosinophilic pneumonia occurring at higher than normal rate among U.S. troops in Iraq

Dramatic changes in the way the FDA address patient safety are needed

Dramatic changes in the way the FDA address patient safety are needed

Link found between bisphosphonates and a serious bone disease called osteonecrosis of the jaw

Link found between bisphosphonates and a serious bone disease called osteonecrosis of the jaw

Phase 3 results of Genasense plus Dexamethasone in patients with advanced multiple myeloma

Phase 3 results of Genasense plus Dexamethasone in patients with advanced multiple myeloma

Higher incidence of rejection following early steroid withdrawal

Higher incidence of rejection following early steroid withdrawal

New studies demonstrate efficacy of novel Lipoxin analog in laboratory models of Crohn's disease

New studies demonstrate efficacy of novel Lipoxin analog in laboratory models of Crohn's disease

Major bone trial to test high dose corticosteroid steroid tablets

Major bone trial to test high dose corticosteroid steroid tablets

Genes affect how asthma patients respond to albuterol

Genes affect how asthma patients respond to albuterol

Bactericidal (bacteria-killing) versus bacteriostatic (bacteria-inhibiting) drugs for treating infections

Bactericidal (bacteria-killing) versus bacteriostatic (bacteria-inhibiting) drugs for treating infections

Patients with stable vitiligo may achieve good repigmentation with skin transplants using skin taken from normally-pigmented areas of their own bodies

Patients with stable vitiligo may achieve good repigmentation with skin transplants using skin taken from normally-pigmented areas of their own bodies