Can corticosteroids help in mono
NORMAN GOLDBERG, MD, of Winnipeg, MB, inquires, "In patients with infectious mononucleosis, when are corticosteroids warranted? If used, what's an appropriate dose and duration for treatment?"
No specific therapy is usually recommended for most patients with infectious mononucleosis. Corticosteroids are often used for severe cases with complications, including impending upper-airway obstruction, hemolytic anemia, carditis or neurologic disease. There aren't any guidelines for dosing and duration, so therapy has to be individualized. KL