Steroids

Hair loss after steroid injections

Hair loss after steroid injections

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A patient begins rapidly losing her hair after an epidural steroid injection.

A treatment approach 
for poison ivy


A treatment approach 
for poison ivy


For patients with poison ivy, decontamination should precede steroid treatment.

Transplant, steroids, and diabetes: Inpatient and outpatient management

Transplant, steroids, and diabetes: Inpatient and outpatient management

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A patient, aged 60 years, was admitted to the hospital to undergo renal transplant therapy. He had a history of type 2 diabetes for 15 years.

Steroids no use in spinal stenosis

Steroids no use in spinal stenosis

Epidural injections of anesthetic without corticosteroids do not relieve the pain associated lumbar spinal stenosis.

Steroids commonly prescribed for psoriasis

Steroids commonly prescribed for psoriasis

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A significant discrepancy exists between guidelines and actual practice.

Dealing with teenagers who abuse steroids

Steroids are addictive and can cause cardiovascular and hepatic damage. Two experts tell what to do when you suspect an adolescent patient may be using them.

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