oa Central African Journal of Medicine - A decade of steroids

Volume 7, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Ten years of experience with the adrenal steroids are now available to us. The earlier hopes of producing steroids entirely devoid of side-effects have not been realised. It is important, therefore, to recognise the risks of long-term steroid usage and to weigh them against the advantages. The consensus of opinion to-day is that the advantages outweigh the risks in carefully selected cases and in carefully controlled cases.

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