Corticosteroids in the treatment of hepatic tuberculosis: case report and review of the literature.
The role of corticosteroid therapy in addition to anti-tuberculous agents in the treatment of hepatic tuberculosis is unclear. We describe a 54-y-old female with hepatic tuberculosis and worsening hepatitis after initiation of anti-tuberculosis therapy. She experienced considerable clinical improvement and ultimately a complete recovery upon the receipt of adjunctive corticosteroids.
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