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  • Cureus . Corticosteroid Therapy in Severe Cases of Pneumonia Caused by SARS-CoV-2


    Cureus


    . 2022 Dec 29;14(12):e33076.
    doi: 10.7759/cureus.33076. eCollection 2022 Dec.
    Corticosteroid Therapy in Severe Cases of Pneumonia Caused by SARS-CoV-2


    João Alves 1 , Andrea Salgueiro 1 , João Pedro Baptista 1 , Paulo Martins 1



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    Abstract

    We present a case of severe pneumonia caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in a 63-year-old woman needing venous oxygenation by an extracorporeal membrane. Given the difficult clinical resolution with persistent inflammatory parameters, treatment with corticosteroids (methylprednisolone) was prescribed. The clinical evolution observed, namely the improvement of respiratory and imaging parameters, reiterates the recommendations of corticosteroids for moderate to severe disease.

    Keywords: corticotherapy; covid-19; methylprednisolone; pneumonia; sars-cov-2.

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