Glucocorticoids and the kidney

Nephrology (Carlton). 2003 Dec;8(6):267-73. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1797.2003.00215.x.


Glucocorticoids are widely used by nephrologists for their immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects. The present review considers three aspects of glucocorticoids with which nephrologists may be less familiar: (i) renal metabolism; (ii) effects on renal haemodynamics; and (iii) effects on blood pressure as they relate to the kidney.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Kidney / drug effects*
  • Kidney Diseases / drug therapy*


  • Glucocorticoids