Transient joint effusion - a forgotten side effect of high dose corticosteroid treatment
Pulse therapy with high doses of corticosteroids, although generally well tolerated, is associated with a variety of side effects, sometimes life threatening but, more often, mild. Among these, joint manifestations are only rarely encountered. Patients sometimes feel transient arthralgias, but the development of synovial effusion is exceptionally reported.
We described the case of a woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and nephritis who developed a transient bilateral knee synovial effusion during pulse therapy with a high dose of corticosteroids.
Transient joint effusion: a forgotten side effect of high dose corticosteroid treatment.
Ann Rheum Dis. 2003 May;62(5):491-2
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Schiavon F.
Institution: Ann Rheum Dis.
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