A controlled clinical trial of steroids for bronchiolitis

Bauchner, Howard
November 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Nov2007, Vol. 92 Issue 11, p1043
Academic Journal
The article presents a case study about a controlled trial of steroids for bronchiolitis among infants in the U.S. Bronchiolitis is noted to be the leading cause of hospitalization among infants. Study shows that one dose of oral dexamethasone was no different than placebo. Steroids were found to be insignificant and has no benefit to infants with no history of wheeze. Such results are found consistent with the American Academy of Pediatrics guideline, indicating that corticosteroids should not be used to treat bronchiolitis.


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