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Steroid responsiveness in connective tissue diseases.
  1. H. Gaston,
  2. M. J. Absolon,
  3. O. A. Thurtle and
  4. M. A. Sattar


    Thirty-four patients with connective tissue disease used dexamethasone drops 0.1% in one eye for 6 weeks. There was a higher incidence of positive steroid response than would be expected in a normal population. Most of the male patients were responders. Care should be exercised when prescribing local steroids for these patients. Males should be offered regular screening for glaucoma.

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