Indications for Glucocorticoids injection therapy in rheumatic conditions

general indications for Glucocorticoids injection therapy in rheumatic conditions

  • • Monoarthritis or disproportionate joint inflammation (after joint infection is ruled out).
  • • Recurrent joint effusion.
  • • Tendon sheath inflammation.
  • • Bursitis or tendinitis refractory to NSAIDs and/or physical therapy.

Note that the effectiveness of a single GC injection ranges from 50% to 100% and lasts for days to months.

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