I. LEONARD BERNSTEIN, M.D.; ALFRED LUSTBERG, M.D.
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It is generally recognized that steroid therapy is very effective in the management of allergic states, but, on the other hand, the delayed responses of these substances at local tissue sites make them of only secondary value in the immediate treatment of anaphylactic episodes.1, 2 Furthermore, there has been speculation as to whether previous cortical hormone therapy could actually prevent an anaphylactic reaction or a severe delayed reaction. The latter situation has already been described in a recent report from England3 of a case in which a severe exfoliative dermatitis due to drugs was not prevented by full therapeutic
BERNSTEIN IL, LUSTBERG A. PENICILLIN ANAPHYLAXIS OCCURRING IN A PATIENT ON STEROID THERAPY1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:1276–1279. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-6-1276
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(6):1276-1279.
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