Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Mixed Connective-Tissue Disease?

Updated: Oct 01, 2018
  • Author: Eric L Greidinger, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

These agents are reserved for more active or severe disease. They are used in moderate-to-high doses for major organ involvement. They are often used in combination with other drugs.

Prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone, Meticorten)

Used for its anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects.

May decrease inflammation by reversing increased capillary permeability and suppressing PMN activity.


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