Steroids risky in the short-term

Short-term use of oral corticosteroids in the community is associated with an up to five-fold risk of fractures, blood clots and sepsis, new research shows. In the study of over 1.5 million US adults 18-64 years the incidence rate ratio for any dose of corticosteroids compared to no corticosteroids was 1.87 for fracture, 3.33 for ...

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