ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : M. Al-Haris, Faris

The role of Corticosteroids in infants less than6 months with sever Bronchiolitis

Faris M. Al-Haris

journal of kerbala university, 2007, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 179-184

A comparative study was done on 160 children aging ≤6 months with sever bronchiolitis admitted to Al- Zahraa maternity and children and Al-Hakeem hospital in AL - Najaf from the period between 1st January - 1st April 2006 , 80 of them received steroid and the other received placebo .The average days of improvement in those who received steroid was (4.122)while in placebo was (4.386) so the difference was( -0.264). In other wards the use of steroid in sebronchiolitis is not associated with statistically significant shortening of the clinical course of the disease .