ALFRED S. EVANS; HELMUTH SPRINZ; ROBERT S. NELSON
The concept that adrenal cortical hormones might be beneficial in the treatment of diseases of the liver is not a new one. Eppinger suggested their use as early as 1937,1 but it was not until the introduction of more purified preparations and the resurgence of interest in these hormones evolving from the work of Hench and Kendall that therapeutic trials of these agents in hepatic conditions were really begun. It has now been shown in several recent reports that these compounds exert an influence on the symptomatology of chronic liver diseases, but that the frequency of unpleasant side effects and
EVANS AS, SPRINZ H, NELSON RS. ADRENAL HORMONE THERAPY IN VIRAL HEPATITIS. I. THE EFFECT OF ACTH IN THE ACUTE DISEASE(ADRENAL HORMONE THERAPY IN VIRAL HEPATITIS. I. THE EFFECT OF ACTH IN THE ACUTE DISEASE*). Ann Intern Med. 1953;38:1115–1133. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-6-1115
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(6):1115-1133.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease, Viral Hepatitis.
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