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Systemic use of corticosteroids in neurological disorders

Miguel D’haeseleer
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  • Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels,
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Center, Melsbroek, Belgium
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Published Online: 2015-04-24 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4103/2224-4018.135603


Corticosteroids have been used for almost 60 years in medicine and their roles in patients have always been discussed by researchers and clinicians dedicated in the related field. Now they are still used in treatment of patients with neurological disorders. Usually Corticosteroids are used to decrease inflammations. In this review, we present five key indications, i.e., bacterial meningitis, myasthenia gravis, Bell’s palsy and giant cell (temporal) arteritis for the systemic use of corticosteroids in neurology based on a mix of prevalence, quality of evidence and impact on disease management.

Keywords: corticosteroids; systemic use; neurological disorders; prednisone


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Published Online: 2015-04-24

Published in Print: 2014-06-01

Citation Information: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine, Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 70–72, ISSN (Online) 2224-4018, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4103/2224-4018.135603.

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