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SCRISOARE CĂTRE EDITOR

Utilizarea off-label a corticosteroizilor inhalatori Ón pediatrie

Valentina Daniela Comănici, Iustina Violeta Stan, Mihai Craiu
Utilizarea off-label a corticosteroizilor inhalatori Ón pediatrie
The main reason for this Letter to the Editor was the worrisome aspect that dedicated inhaled steroids for pediatric use (Budesonide or Fluticasone) have been provided in only 64.9% of children that received medication via a nebulizer, according to a questionnaire provided in a nation-wide pediatric social media group ("Spitalul Virtual de Copii" - "Virtual Children Hospital"). This suboptimal approach was associated with various side effects (oral candidiasis, weight gain, increased blood pressure, electrolyte and glucose imbalance) documented in children presented at our emergency department.