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Oral or inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of croup?
  1. Federico Marchetti,
  2. Jenny Bua,
  3. Marzia Lazzerini
  1. Department of Paediatrics Institute of Child Health, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo Via dell’Istria, Trieste, Italy
  1. For correspondence:
    Dr F Marchetti
    Department of Paediatrics Institute of Child Health, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo Via dell’Istria, 65/1 34100 Trieste, Italy; fedemarche{at}tin.it

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In his extensive guideline review of the glucocorticoid treatment in croup, in agreement with the conclusions of the Cochrane review,1 Baumer2 states that “in the absence of further evidence, the use of a single oral dose of dexamethasone, probably 600 μg/kg, should be preferred because of its safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness”. We believe …

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