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Should corticosteroids be used in the treatment of acute, severe asthma? I. A case for the use of corticosteroids in acute, severe asthma



Should corticosteroids be used in the treatment of acute, severe asthma? I. A case for the use of corticosteroids in acute, severe asthma



PharmacoTherapy 5(6): 327-331



Corticosteroids have been used for over 3 decades in the treatment of asthma. There are theoretic reasons and long-standing clinical support for their use, but little in the way of good objective data on their efficacy. I have reviewed this information and concluded that notwithstanding rare side effects, corticosteroids should be used in acute asthma, and objective data exist to support this premise.

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