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Steroid Pseudorheumatism (Arthralgias and Myalgias Associated with Steroid Withdrawal)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for steroid pseudorheumatism.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology
Orthopedic Surgery
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags, adverse effects, complication detection

ICD-10:

M06, Z79

Description:

A patient who stops corticosteroid therapy may develop a pseudo-rheumatism. Some women have similar complaints during menopause.

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