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The use of glucocorticoids in rheumatoid arthritis - no 'rational' approach yet

Sonali P Desai* and Daniel H Solomon

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Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2010, 12:127  doi:10.1186/ar3035

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Published: 25 June 2010


The relationship between glucocorticoids and bone mineral density in rheumatoid arthritis is complex. Further study into the optimal dosing, timing and duration of glucocorticoid use in rheumatoid arthritis is necessary.