Effect of inhaled steroids on the course of asthma / 9

Hahn DL, van Schayck CP, Dompeling E, et al
Ann Int Med 1993; 119:1051-1052*

Another discussion of the lack of effect of inhaled corticosteroids on halting lung function decline in asthma. In this study of more severe asthma, steroid treatment actually tended to accelerate the loss of lung function, raising a concern that immunosuppression in potential chlamydial asthma might have long term detrimental effects, in contrast to the well established immediate beneficial effects on symptom suppression.

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