|A large body of clinical, immunological, and experimental data supports the hypothesis that most forms of human glomerulonephritis (GN) result from immunologic mechanisms. Corticosteroids are involved in a wide range of physiological processes, including stress response, immune response, and regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate metabolism, protein catabolism, blood electrolyte levels, and behavior. Corticosteroids are powerful anti-inflammatory drugs used to suppress the effects of the immune response of any origin: autoimmune diseases, allergy or transplant rejection.
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