Corticosteroid responsive

Corticosteroid Responsive Disorders

Corticosteroid responsive disorders are medical conditions that respond positively and effectively to corticosteroid drugs. The drugs are normally used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as inflammation, and are considered a type of immunosuppressant. Corticosteroid drugs are usually administered either orally or intravenously, and treatments can last anywhere from a few days to several months.

Corticosteroid responsive disorders can include a variety of diseases and conditions, including:

  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Asthma
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriasis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Thyroiditis

Corticosteroids are highly effective and should be used under a doctor's care, as long-term use of the drugs can cause adverse side effects. Doctors will often start with a low dose of corticosteroids for the patient and gradually increase the dose, depending on the severity of the condition, before tapering off the drugs slowly to avoid sudden withdrawal symptoms. Examples of commonly used corticosteroids include prednisone, methylprednisolone, and hydrocortisone.