Comparative efficacy of oral dexamethasone versus oral prednisone in acute pediatric asthma.

@article{Qureshi2001ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative efficacy of oral dexamethasone versus oral prednisone in acute pediatric asthma.},
  author={Faiqa A Qureshi and Arno Zaritsky and Michael P. Poirier},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2001},
  volume={139 1},
  pages={
          20-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The objective was to determine whether 2 days of oral dexamethasone (DEX) is more effective than 5 days of oral prednisone/prednisolone (PRED) in improving symptoms and preventing relapse in children with acute asthma. STUDY DESIGN This was a prospective randomized trial of children (2 to 18 years old) who presented to the emergency department with acute asthma. PRED 2 mg/kg, maximum 60 mg (odd days) or DEX 0.6 mg/kg, maximum 16 mg (even days) was used. At discharge children in the… CONTINUE READING

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