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Cortisone associated diverticular perforation

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L Goethals

Department of Radiology In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging (ICMI) Laboratory
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Abstract

Patients on glucocorticosteroid therapy are at increased risk of gastrointestinal perforation. The associated morbidity and mortality of perforations in this group is increased, compared with normal groups. This difference is due to the delay between onset of clinical symptoms and treatment. In the presence of steroids, gastrointestinal perforation is more difficult to diagnose clinically because signs and symptoms of perforation are masked by the anti-inflammatory effect of the steroids.

How to Cite: Goethals L. Cortisone associated diverticular perforation. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2011;94(6):348–9. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.705
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Published on 10 Jun 2011.
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