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Intermittent corticotrophin treatment: Ventilatory tests in asthmatic subjects

Br Med J 1969; 4 doi: (Published 22 November 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;4:455
  1. R. C. Lowry,
  2. J. S. Mackay,
  3. B. Sheridan,
  4. J. A. Weaver


    Ventilatory tests (F.E.V.1/F.V.C.) have been studied in 16 asthmatic subjects during intermittent administration of corticotrophin, and the responses correlated with the plasma cortisol levels. The improvement in respiratory function was found to last for a longer period than the enhanced adrenocortical activity.