957 Thymic Response to Endogenous and Exogenous Steroids in Premature Newborn Infants

Abstract

Thymic response to corticosteroid therapy for RDS was studied by measuring thymic width vs. transverse thoracic diameter on AP chest radiographs of premature newborn infants. Thymic-thoracic ratio (TTR) was evaluated in A)22 normal prematures, B)43 infants with RDS who received hydrocortisone or placebo postnatally (Pediatrics 50:526, 1972) and C)30 infants… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-197804001-00963

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