Joint damage from rheumatoid arthritis reduced by low steroid dosesAccording to a review of evidence, low doses of steroids when used in the early phase of rheumatoid arthritis could inhibit joint damage.

It was remarked by review authors led by John Kirwan of Liverpool Women’s Hospital in England that treatment involving steroid pills with standard medications in the first two years after diagnosis should be made readily available to the patients.

The benefits from this treatment option were statistically significant when reviewers made use of statistical methods for focusing on only the highest-quality data.