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Dont steroids increase the risk of infection? Why are they use so much?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes

Steroids are an anti-inflammatory which may reduce symptoms and some complications of certain infections, but they have numerous risks associated with their use, including increasing susceptibility to severe types of infection by different mechanisms.
On the other hand they can be very helpful in treating numerous conditions. Need to examine risks versus benefits.

In brief: Yes

Steroids are an anti-inflammatory which may reduce symptoms and some complications of certain infections, but they have numerous risks associated with their use, including increasing susceptibility to severe types of infection by different mechanisms.
On the other hand they can be very helpful in treating numerous conditions. Need to examine risks versus benefits.
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