Glucocorticoids (Corticosteroids)

  • Christopher J. Corrigan


Inhaled glucocorticoids (GC) suppress the bronchial inflammation that is thought to underlie asthma and now form the mainstay of current antiasthma drug therapy (1). For the vast majority of patients with asthma, both adults and children, the benefits of this therapy substantially outweigh the risks. This chapter will consider clinical aspects of GC therapy, particularly inhaled therapy, for asthma, patterns of clinical response to GC therapy, GC-resistant asthma, and a summary of some of the mechanisms by which GC may exert their therapeutic effects.


Fluticasone Propionate Allergy Clin Immunol cAMP Response Element Binding Beclomethasone Dipropionate Chronic Asthma 
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