Risk factors

Topical corticosteroid use linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Long term use of topical corticosteroids has been shown to have a dose-response association with type 2 diabetes. While clinicians are usually aware that systemic corticosteroids can cause hyperglycaemia and glucosuria, a new European analysis suggests that prolonged use of potent topical corticosteroids may also have a diabetogenic effect via transdermal absorption. The Danish cohort ...

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