And how quickly can prednisone be stopped?
“I think even six months is too long a course in many of our patients,” Dr. Stone said. “This needs to be studied in other trials and longitudinal series. But I would really aim to get patients off steroids completely in four months or so.”
Thomas R. Collins is a freelance writer living in South Florida.
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