SIDNEY REIFF, M.D.
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It is by now well established that intercurrent infections become worse while the host—either human or lower animal—is receiving cortisone. Cases have been described in which the following entities have developed while the patients were receiving cortisone1: thrombophlebitis, acne (to a greater extent than is usually ascribed to the masculinizing effect), abscess formation, tuberculosis, peritonitis, pulmonary fungus infections, bronchopneumonia, staphylococcal septicemia, empyema, disseminated fungus disease, suppurative pericarditis, sinusitis and renal abscess. Experimentally, mice are prone to develop spontaneous infections while on cortisone; they are also known to withstand infections poorly while on cortisone. It has become a commonplace procedure to
REIFF S. ACUTE SUPPURATIVE CHOLECYSTITIS, WITH RUPTURE OF GALL-BLADDER AND LIVER ABSCESS FORMATION, DURING ADMINISTRATION OF CORTISONE1. Ann Intern Med. ;38:1313–1315. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-6-1313
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(6):1313-1315.
Biliary Disorders, Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease.
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