Which medications in the drug class Glucocorticoids are used in the treatment of Focal Muscular Atrophies?

Updated: Feb 20, 2018
  • Author: Sridharan Ramaratnam, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Glucocorticoids

These agents modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli. Likely mechanisms of action are inhibition of synthesis/secretion of TNF-alpha, IL-6, IL-2, and IFN-gamma, and modulation of serum and leukocyte-bound levels of cell adhesion molecules.

Prednisone (Sterapred)

Useful in treatment of inflammatory and immune reactions. By reversing increased capillary permeability and suppressing PMN activity, may decrease inflammation. Dosage and length of treatment vary depending on specific diagnosis.


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