Systemic corticosteroids may decrease the time to clinical cure or recovery in children with pneumonia. We are unable to adequately assess whether the addition of systemic corticosteroids decreases mortality in children with pneumonia.
Dr. Jones is assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
Dr. Cantor is professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics, director of the pediatric emergency department, and medical director of the Central New York Regional Poison Control Center at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.
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