Corticosteroids in treatment of serious decompression sickness

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Abstract

Although high-dose corticosteroids have been widely recommended as an adjunctive measure in the treatment of serious decompression sickness, there are few objective data to support their efficacy in this disease. An unusual case of neurological decompression sickness which seemed to demonstrate a therapeutic response to steroids independent of recompression is presented. The various manifestations of decompression sickness and the effectiveness of delayed treatment are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-488
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Volume10
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

Keywords

  • corticosteroids
  • decompression sickness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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