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Effect of low-dose corticosteroids in burn wound sepsis: A report of two cases

Author(s): Visvanathan K | Rajagopalan R | Bharathwaj V

Journal: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN 0972-5229

Volume: 7;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 128;
Date: 2003;
Original page

There has been a recent resurgence in the use of corticosteroids for the treatment of haemodynamic insufficiency in septic patients. The low doses of steroids now recommended are believed to be effective either because of their anti-inflammatory properties or their benefit on the 'relative adrenal insufficiency' that occurs in these patients. The value of such steroid therapy in burn wound sepsis is not described. We report on two patients with major burns and sepsis who responded with haemodynamic stabilization when low-dose hydrocortisone was administered.

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