PETER ELSBACH; JOHN R. EDSALL
In recent years it has been shown that the addition of steroid hormones to antimicrobial treatment can be beneficial in the management of overwhelming infections due to such organisms as meningococci, pneumococci, salmonellae, brucellae or klebsiellae.1-4
There has been little description of such combined treatment of severe tuberculosis in the American literature. Most authorities have pointed out the hazards of steroid therapy in the presence of active tuberculosis5-7 except in tuberculous meningitis, where steroids are now part of the accepted management.8, 9 This fear was first aroused when the use of steroids for nontuberculous diseases led to the activation of
ELSBACH P, EDSALL JR. ACTH AND CORTISONE AS ADJUNCTS IN THE TREATMENT OF ADVANCED PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;46:332–341. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-2-332
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(2):332-341.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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