Severe arthralgias after wide fluctuation in corticosteroid dosage

Leslie Kahl, T. A. Medsger

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Abstract

A clinical syndrome consisting of severe acute nocturnal knee arthralgias, absent signs of inflammation, and spontaneous resolution in 12 to 72 h was observed in 3 patients in close temporal relationship to wide swings in corticosteroid dosage. A similar clinical picture has previously been described in several renal transplant recipients. With increasing use of pulse corticosteroid treatment for a variety of medical and surgical conditions, this disorder is likely to be encountered in many different settings and deserves recognition because of its dramatic presentation and self-limited course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1063-1065
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume13
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Arthralgia
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Knee
Inflammation
Kidney
Therapeutics
Transplant Recipients

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  • Immunology
  • Rheumatology

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Severe arthralgias after wide fluctuation in corticosteroid dosage. / Kahl, Leslie; Medsger, T. A.

In: Journal of Rheumatology, Vol. 13, No. 6, 1986, p. 1063-1065.

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