TYRON E. HUBER; ANDREW T. WILEY
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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 HEPATITIS*. Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:1011–1025. doi: https://doi.org/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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