Dexamethasone in bronchiolitis: a randomised controlled trial.

  title={Dexamethasone in bronchiolitis: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Genie E. Roosevelt and Katie Sheehan and Jacqueline Grupp-Phelan and Robert R. Tanz and Robert H. Listernick},
  volume={348 9023},
BACKGROUND Although corticosteroids are commonly prescribed in the treatment of bronchiolitis, there is no evidence on the efficacy of these drugs in this disorder. We designed a randomised, double-blind, prospective study to assess the efficacy of dexamethasone in infants with bronchiolitis who require hospital management. METHODS Infants younger than 12 months who had been admitted to hospital for an initial episode of wheezing, were randomly allocated intramuscular dexamethasone (1 mg/kg… CONTINUE READING