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BOF: 249

A 32-year-old female has been on long-term steroids to suppress activity of Crohnís disease. She has been started on azathioprine and disease control appears to be satisfactory. The consultant who saw her in clinic has instructed one of your juniors to tail off this patientís steroids. He has asked the junior to reduce steroids to physiological dosage and maintain the patient on that dosage until she is next seen in clinic. The junior rings you to ask what dosage of prednisolone should be considered physiological. You reply that physiological dosage of corticosteroids  is a daily dose of prednisolone:

a)      15 mgs

b)      10 mgs

c)      7.5 mgs

d)      5 mgs

e)      2.5 mgs

 

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