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What does SD stand for?

SD stands for Steroid-Dependent (medical status)

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Anecdotally, each of us probably has experienced the hale and hearty 90-year-old who has smoked two packs a day since "before you were born" as well as the 50-year-old smoker with oxygen and steroid-dependent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
The treatment of choice for steroid-dependent MCD (relapse during steroid taper) is cyclophosphamide 2 mg/kg/d for 8 weeks or cyclosporine 6 mg/kg/d for children and 5 mg/kg/d for adults for 6 to 12 months.
For patients with steroid-resistant or steroid-dependent disease, the use of infliximab (a monoclonal antibody to TNF-[alpha] may help induce and sustain clinical remission, thus avoiding surgery.