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Key study: The comparative effectiveness of prednisolone and dexamethasone for children with croup: a community-based randomized trial

Key study: The comparative effectiveness of prednisolone and dexamethasone for children with croup: a community-based randomized trial

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Objective: Our objective was to compare the effectiveness of prednisolone 2 mg/kg for 3 days, a treatment regimen already commonly prescribed by pediatricians in our community; with one dose of dexamethasone 0.6 mg/kg, a treatment regimen known to be effective in the ED setting, for children with mild or moderate croup diagnosed at an office visit.