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Steroids do not improve RSV-related wheeze in children
  1. R P H Tofts
  1. Correspondence to Dr R P H Tofts, Intern, Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Weston, Florida, USA; rtofts{at}

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-related lower respiratory tract infection is common in infants and is often followed by recurrent wheeze and morbidity. This double-blind placebo controlled trial investigated whether early glucocorticoids prevent recurrent wheeze.

The 243 participants were infants (aged <13 months) admitted to hospital with RSV (confirmed by immunofluorescence) from …

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