Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Are 1-2 doses of dexamethasone as effective as the standard five day prednisone regimen for treatment of pediatric asthma exacerbations?

Treatment of pediatric asthma exacerbations with short-course dexamethasone (0.6 mg/kg x 1-2 doses) is a safe and effective alternative to traditional five day courses of prednisone. For every -20 children treated with dexamethasone^ there will be one less vomited dose.

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Publication Date: 2016-5-9
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 14:51:50