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Corticosteroid Withdrawal (Steroid Withdrawal Syndromes, SWS)

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory
Immunology/Rheumatology
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Discontinuation of corticosteroid therapy may be followed by a number of symptoms that sometimes may resemble a withdrawal syndrome. The severity of the reaction depends on the dose and duration of corticosteroid therapy as well the endogenous ability to secrete glucocorticoids.

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