Follow-up question swollen lymph glands
Jun 6, 2006
What are corticosteroids? I've just read an article from AIDSMAP TREATMENT & CARE in which they say that cortcosteroids are effective in treating swollen glands. Can they help me?
Response from Dr. Henry
Corticosteroids are drugs like prednisone which are potent anti-inflammatory agents which can be helpful for a wide variety of conditions though can be associated with many serious side effects if used excessively. Use is not recommended for HIV-associated swollen lymph nodes except under unusual circumstances (such as for treatment of immune reconstitution syndrome seen in some patients soon after starting effective HIV therapy). KH
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