Panickar, J; Lakhanpaul, M; Lambert, PC; Kenia, P; Stephenson, T; Smyth, A; Grigg, J; (2009) Oral prednisolone for preschool children with acute virus-induced wheezing. N Engl J Med , 360 (4) 329 - 338. 10.1056/NEJMoa0804897.
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Attacks of wheezing induced by upper respiratory viral infections are common in preschool children between the ages of 10 months and 6 years. A short course of oral prednisolone is widely used to treat preschool children with wheezing who present to a hospital, but there is conflicting evidence regarding its efficacy in this age group.
|Title:||Oral prednisolone for preschool children with acute virus-induced wheezing.|
|Keywords:||Acute Disease, Administration, Oral, Albuterol, Bronchodilator Agents, Child, Child, Preschool, Double-Blind Method, Female, Glucocorticoids, Hospitalization, Humans, Infant, Kaplan-Meier Estimate, Length of Stay, Male, Prednisolone, Respiratory Sounds, Respiratory Tract Infections, Treatment Failure, Virus Diseases|
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