Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Are glucocorticoids beneficial for mild to moderate croup and^ if so^ is lower dose equivalent to standard dose?

Bottom-line:
Glucocorticoids^ including dexamethasone^ are beneficial in the treatment of mild to moderate croup^ with a NNT of 5 for symptom improvement and a NNT of 17 for return to care. Low- dose dexamethasone (0.15 mg/kg) may be equivalent to the more commonly prescribed 0.6 mg/kg.


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Publication Date: 2013-12-2
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 14:47:42