Inflammation exacerbates muscle destruction in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and several investigators — including some on the International Space Station — are trying to block it
posted on September 13, 2012 - 4:27pm
Inflammation — the immune system's first line of defense in tissue that's been damaged by injury or infection — is a good example of a process that's a good thing up to a point and under certain circumstances and a bad thing in excess or under the wrong circumstances.
Corticosteroids (also known as glucocorticoids) that are commonly used to treat neuromuscular disorders include prednisone, prednisolone and deflazacort. All are powerful medications that suppress the immune system and decrease inflammation.