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Side effects of Steroids
Eric Matteson, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Date Added: 06/26/13

Steroids have been used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis since 1948. Steroids in the form, for example, of prednisone or prednisolone are quite effective for reducing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis including the stiffness and swelling, but by themselves are not adequate treatment to c...
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Eric L. Matteson, MD, is chair for the Division of Rheumatology in the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic. He has a joint appointment in the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences Research. Dr. Matteson received the MD degree from Friedrich-Alexander University at Erlangen-Nuremberg. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Michigan State University and a fellowship at the University of Michigan. He further completed a fellowship at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and received the M.P.H. degree in Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. As a clinician and an epidemiologist, Dr. Matteson is focused on studying rheumatoid arthritis, including clinical features, complications, outcomes, and treatments.
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