Expect Eosinophils to Guide Whether to Start Inhaled Steroids for COPD

You'll hear more emphasis on limiting inhaled corticosteroids for COPD...due to updated guidelines.

Inhaled steroids don't benefit all patients with COPD...and are linked to pneumonia and thrush.

New guidelines suggest considering the patient's blood eosinophil count to help determine if starting an inhaled steroid may be beneficial.

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