Which medications in the drug class Systemic corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis?

Updated: Jun 11, 2019
  • Author: Ellen N Yu-Keh, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Systemic corticosteroids

Have both anti-inflammatory (glucocorticoid) and salt-retaining (mineralocorticoid) properties. Glucocorticoids have profound and varied metabolic effects. In addition, these agents modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli.

Prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone, Meticorten)

A synthetic glucocorticoid steroid with nonspecific anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects.


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