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Use of inhaled steroids not associated with respiratory infections in children


Regular use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) in children with asthma did not increase the risk of respiratory infections such as pneumonia, pharyngitis, or sinusitis, according to results of a systematic review and meta-analysis published online in Pediatrics.


Cazeiro C, et al. Inhaled corticosteroids and respiratory infections in children with asthma: A meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 2017;[Epub ahead of print].