Corticosteroids for pneumonia.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011;3:CD007720
Authors: Chen Y, Li K, Pu H, Wu T
Pneumonia is an acute inflammation of the lungs and treatments differ depending on the type and severity. Corticosteroids can influence immune regulation, carbohydrate metabolism, protein catabolism, electrolyte balance and stress response. However, the benefits of corticosteroids for patients with pneumonia remains unclear.
PMID: 21412908 [PubMed - in process]