Summary of Infections in which Steroids play a role ...
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Summary of Infections in which Steroids play a role in treatment

 • TB meningitis

 • TB pericarditis (select cases only)

 • Pneumococcal meningitis

 • Severe Pneumocystis pneumonia

 • COVID-19 pneumonia with hypoxemia

 • Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) (not an infection per se)

 • Refractory septic shock (although generally done more for hemodynamic reasons)

 • Eosinophilic meningitis (weaker evidence)

    - Angiostrongylus cantonensis

    - Gnathostomiasis

    - Baylisascaris

 • Neurocysticercosis

 • Moderate to severe croup

 • Severe typhoid fever

 • Infectious mononucleosis with airway compromise

 • Ramsay Hunt syndrome (weak evidence) 

 • Severe lepra reaction



Dr. Prathit Kulkarni @PrathitKulkarni



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