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High-Dose Dexamethasone May Be Harmful for Patients With COVID-19

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 receiving supplemental oxygen had similar mortality outcomes with high- vs standard-dose dexamethasone, but evidence suggests higher dexamethasone doses may be associated with adverse outcomes. These study results were presented at IDWeek 2022, held from October 19 to 23, in Washington, DC. Anti-inflammatory agents, such as dexamethasone, are standard treatment for COVID-19…

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