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Transient joint effusion - a forgotten side effect of high dose corticosteroid treatment

Location: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1754532/pdf/v062p00491.pdf

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.
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