When are corticosteroids indicated for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Apr 10, 2020
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Answer

Corticosteroids are rapid-acting anti-inflammatory agents used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). These drugs are indicated for acute flares of disease only and have no role in the maintenance of remission.


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