What is the prognosis of corticosteroid-induced myopathy?

Updated: Sep 10, 2019
  • Author: Patrick M Foye, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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In chronic (classic) steroid myopathy, recovery from weakness may take weeks to months following discontinuation or dose reduction of the corticosteroid.

In acute steroid myopathy, recovery may be prolonged (>6 mo).


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