ALFRED S. EVANS; HELMUTH SPRINZ; ROBERT S. NELSON
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The present study is concerned with the results of ACTH and cortisone therapy in 11 severe cases of viral hepatitis that had not responded to conservative measures, six of whom ultimately died. The six fatal cases represent the mortality from some 1,500 cases of hepatitis admitted during the period of this investigation. Our decision to treat such patients with adrenal hormone therapy was influenced in part by our results in early acute viral hepatitis,1-42 and in part by a discouraging previous experience with this type of case using only supportive measures.5 Reports from other clinics of the beneficial, often dramatic
EVANS AS, SPRINZ H, NELSON RS. ADRENAL HORMONE THERAPY IN VIRAL HEPATITIS. III. THE EFFECT OF ACTH AND CORTISONE IN SEVERE AND FULMINANT CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;38:1148–1159. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-6-1148
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(6):1148-1159.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease, Viral Hepatitis.
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