MARTIN ROTHBERG, M.D.
To the editor: In their article entitled "Hepatitis After Exposure to Halothane" (Ann Intern Med 71:467-477, 1969) Drs. Klion, Schaffner, and Popper make no mention of any therapeutic measures undertaken in their patients. Were corticoids used in any of these patients? If so, did their use significantly affect the survival rate?
Although most authorities agree that the value of steroids in the treatment of acute hepatic failure remains to be proved (1, 2), it has been pointed out that on a theoretical basis steroids may be helpful in cases of drug-induced hepatic failure in view of their antiallergic and anti-inflammatory
MARTIN ROTHBERG. Steroids for Halothane Hepatitis?. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:288. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-2-288_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(2):288.
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