Chapter 7

Systemic Corticosteroids

Esther Díez Recio and Adriana Martín Fuentes

Abstract

Glucocorticoids are among the most frequently prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs not only in dermatology but all of medicine because of their anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties, and are prescribed by a wide variety of physicians, both specialists and generalists. We described the mechanism of action of GCs, the pharmacokinetics, the indications and dosage, adverse events, risks and precautions, particularly in pregnancy.

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