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when the steroids are given for asthma, it is given for 5 days with no
tapering involved.
lola ogunbameru
newark beth israel medical center
newark, new Jersey

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From: "Dr. Mosarrat Qureshi" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 3:06 AM
Subject: Tapering Systemic steroids--when and how?


Dear Netters,

What is the consensus for tapering steroids? i.e. after putting a child on
systemic steroids e.g. prednisolone 2mg/kg/day for how long, you need to
taper it off rather than stopping it abruptly ?
In other words, how many days after being on systemic steroids--good
dose--are you concerned about Adrenal suppression?

Thanks in advance

Dr. Mosarrat J. Qureshi,  M.D.
Pediatritian
King Khalid University Hospital,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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