Patients with COPD who are not having frequent exacerbations can safely be taken off inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) as long as their blood eosinophil count is less than 300 μL−1, new guidance from the European Respiratory Society recommends. Those patients who are advised to stop ICS treatment should instead be treated with one or two long-acting ...
Steroids can be stopped in COPD if blood eosinophil count is low
By Emma Wilkinson
12 May 2020