Oral corticosteroids in asthma and beyond: moving forward

Jeffrey Shi Kai Chan, Ruth B Murray, David Price* (Corresponding Author)

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As some of the earliest-known and most effective anti-inflammatory agents, corticosteroids have long been a part of the physicians’ armamentarium against asthma and other chronic inflammatory conditions. While inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are the cornerstone of asthma therapy, both the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) and British Thoracic Society/Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (BTS/SIGN) guidelines recommended the use of oral corticosteroids (OCS) as intermittent therapy in severe acute asthmatic attacks and as maintenance therapy in selected patients with severe asthma refractory to inhaled therapies [1, 2]. More recently, OCS have also been recommended as an adjunct to biologic therapies
Original languageEnglish
Article number2200776
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Issue number3
Early online date15 Sept 2022
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2022


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