Glucocorticoids for treating paediatric pulmonary hypertension: A novel use for a common medication

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Abstract

Laboratory investigations have shown the role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension and improvement after anti-inflammatory drugs. Despite these observations, reports on the use of steroids to treat pulmonary hypertension in humans are absent from the literature. In this article, we report the use of glucocorticoids in the treatment of two children with pulmonary hypertension, demonstrating its potential utility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1410-1412
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology in the young
Volume27
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

Keywords

  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • glucocorticoids
  • inflammation

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