Chicken soup may be therapeutic in treating pneumococcal pneumonia. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Chicken soup rebound and relapse of pneumonia: report of a case.
Chest. 1975 Feb;67(2):215-6. PMID: 1090422
A case is reported in which a previously healthy individual, having received an inadequate course of chicken soup in treatment of mild pneumococcal pneumonia, experienced a severe relapse, refractory to all medical treatment and eventually requiring thoracotomy. The pharmacology of chicken soup is reviewed and the dangers of abrupt termination of therapy are stressed.