The results of a recent clinical trial are sufficient to endorse the use of steroids in addition to antibiotics in cases of severe community acquired pneumonia.
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or chemical irritants.
Mass General for Children pediatric infectious disease specialists diagnose and treat the full range of infectious diseases and congenital and acquired immunodeficiencies in infants, children and adolescents.
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The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Massachusetts General Hospital cares for patients with a wide variety of serious medical illnesses from sepsis to pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome to multiple organ failure.
The Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine is a well-established clinical, training and research program. The group provides multidisciplinary comprehensive consultation, diagnostic and management services.
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