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Hypersensitivity to glucocorticoids in patients with raised ICP : report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11799418     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Corticosteroids are widely used in patients with raised intracranial pressure associated with cerebral neoplasms, cerebral vascular malformations, cerebral ischaemia and benign intracranial hypertension. In general clinical practice, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory and immuno-suppressive properties of corticosteroids are commonly utilised in the management of allergic and immunological diseases. However in exceptionally rare circumstances, steroids may be the cause of hypersensitive reactions. Authors report two patients with raised intracranial pressure who developed steroid hypersensitivity. A review of the relevant literature is discussed.
R R Sharma; S J Pawar; E J Dev; S Ebenezer; A K Mahapatra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology India     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0028-3886     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol India     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-18     Completed Date:  2002-02-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0042005     Medline TA:  Neurol India     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  404-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
The National Neurosurgery Centre, Khoula Hospital, Post Box - 90, Postal Code - 116, Mina-Al-Fahal, Sultanate of Oman.
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MeSH Terms
Drug Hypersensitivity / etiology*
Glucocorticoids / adverse effects*
Intracranial Hypertension / drug therapy*
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