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Use of inhaled steroids not associated with respiratory infections in children

KEY POINT

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.

SOURCES

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