Friday, November 29, 2013

Q: Why steroids are not favored as treatment choice in acute pericarditis?

Answer: They increase the chance of recurrent pericarditis.


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2. Farand P, Belley-Côté ÉP. Give a bigger place for colchicine and a smaller place for corticosteroids in the algorithm for the treatment of acute and recurring pericarditis. MedActuel. 2010;10:1–5.

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