Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2018
  • Author: Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Corticosteroids

These agents have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. They modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli. When the course of CST leads to pituitary insufficiency, corticosteroids definitely are indicated to prevent adrenal crisis.

Hydrocortisone (Solu-Cortef, Westcort)

DOC due to its mineralocorticoid activity and glucocorticoid effects. Decreases inflammation by suppressing migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing increased capillary permeability. Useful in management of inflammation caused by an immune response.


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