Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Allergic reactions to corticosteroids

I find it hard to believe a patient can be allergic to corticosteroids but it happens, possibly with an incidence of 0.3% according to this report in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. It’s more commonly seen in patients with aspirin allergy and should be considered in the differential diagnosis for patients whose asthma attacks fail to respond or worsen after glucocorticoid therapy.

1 comment:

srinivas said...

There seems to be some problem with the link. I would be interested to read the article. Could you give an alternative. Thanks.