Features reflective of early prognosis in corticosteroid-treated severe autoimmune chronic active hepatitis.

@article{Czaja1988FeaturesRO,
  title={Features reflective of early prognosis in corticosteroid-treated severe autoimmune chronic active hepatitis.},
  author={Albert J Czaja and Jorge Rakela and Jurgen Ludwig},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1988},
  volume={95 2},
  pages={
          448-53
        }
}
To identify features reflective of early prognosis in corticosteroid-treated severe autoimmune chronic active hepatitis, we compared the initial findings and immediate biochemical response of 5 patients who died soon after institution of corticosteroid therapy (mean survival, 2.5 +/- 0.7 mo) with those of 108 patients who survived for at least 6 mo after comparable therapy (mean survival, 94 +/- 6 mo). Early mortality could not be predicted before therapy by individual clinical, laboratory, or… CONTINUE READING
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