The Role of Glucocorticoids in the Management of Asthma

$39.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:


Glucocorticoids (GCs) are a highly effective class of medication used in the treatment of airway inflammation associated with chronic asthma. Nevertheless, there remain concerns regarding potential adverse effects accompanying the use of systemic and high-dose inhaled GC therapy. Recent studies also suggest that there is high variability in airway response to GCs. Indeed, the immunopathogenesis of a subset of asthmatics poorly responsive to glucocorticoid therapy have been studied and may provide new insights into mechanisms by which glucocorticoids act in chronic asthma. The current review will examine a number of these issues, particularly mechanisms by which GCs act in asthma, the immunology of steroid resistance, and adverse effects associated with GC treatment.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: November 1, 1996

More about this publication?
  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

    Articles marked "F" offer free full text for personal noncommercial use only.

    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Information for Advertisers
  • Reprint Requests
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
Related content



Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more