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Dexamethasone versus prednisolone in asthma

Report by: Sophie White, Medical Student

Search checked by: Laura Keck

Institution: University of California at Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, USA and Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, USA

Clinical scenario

A 4-year-old girl with a known history of asthma presents at the Emergency Department (ED) with a 2-day history of increased wheezing. She has been using her albuterol inhaler more frequently but is still symptomatic. Her symptoms improve after two nebuliser treatments, and as you prepare for her discharge you wonder if an intramuscular dose …

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