TYRON E. HUBER; ANDREW T. WILEY
Although much has been learned about infectious hepatitis during the past decade, it is still a major problem in military medicine and, to a lesser extent, in civilian practice. In the great majority of cases it is a relatively benign, self-limited disease, but in a very small minority it pursues an inexorable downhill course and presents a tremendous therapeutic problem.
Because of the common clinical observation that as long as patients with hepatitis are able to eat they have a favorable prognosis, it occurred to us several years ago that cortisone, with its often dramatic effect on the appetite,
HUBER TE, WILEY AT. CORTISONE IN THE TREATMENT OF INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;42:1011–1025. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-5-1011
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(5):1011-1025.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease.
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