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Steroids in the management of croup

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 24 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:510

Croup scores are rarely used in general practice

  1. P I Macfarlane,
  2. S Suri
  1. Consultant paediatrician Registrar in paediatrics Department of Child Health, Rotherham District General Hospital, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 2UD

    EDITOR,—Iolo Doull's recommendations about the role of steroids in the management of croup are controversial and deserve comment.1 An earlier publication that reviewed essentially the same reports was much more circumspect in its recommendations about nebulised steroids.2

    There is now good evidence for a biological effect of oral, intravenous, and nebulised …

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