Treatment with steroids of DMD

Alberto L. Dubrovsky, Corrado Angelini

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Since 1974, steroids have been used to treat DMD, and their efficacy has beenproven in several trials, with a prolongation of ambulation in patients. A comparison ofdifferent steroids (Deflazacort, Prednisone) and of their schedule (daily; alternate days;10 days on, 10 days off) is useful since it gives different details of side effects. Therapyshould be individually monitored in patients to minimize the side effects and maximizepatient response.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMuscular Dystrophy: Causes and Management
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781626184602
Publication statusPublished - 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Dubrovsky, A. L., & Angelini, C. (2013). Treatment with steroids of DMD. In Muscular Dystrophy: Causes and Management (pp. 439-454). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..