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Pediatric asthma exacerbation: 1 dose of dexamethasone may suffice

Jenny Blair, MD   |   Clinical Summary   |   12 May 2022
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Takeaway

  • For mild-to-moderate pediatric asthma exacerbation treatment in an emergency department (ED), 1 dose of dexamethasone may be enough steroid.

Why this matters

  • 1- or 2-day dexamethasone courses are comparable with multiday prednisone courses.
  • To the authors’ knowledge, no previous study has compared 1- vs 2-day courses of dexamethasone.
  • 1-dose regimens are...

          

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