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Corticosteroids as standalone or add-on treatment for sore throat.

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BACKGROUND: Sore throat is a common condition associated with a high rate of antibiotic prescriptions, despite limited evidence for the effectiveness of antibiotics. Corticosteroids may improve symptoms of sore throat by reducing inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical benefit and safety of corticosteroids for symptoms of sore throat in adults and children. SEARCH METHODS: We searched The Cochrane Library, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Tri...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-Madox
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, Biomedical RC
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Journal:
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Volume:
10
Issue:
10
Pages:
CD008268
Publication date:
2012
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EISSN:
1469-493X
ISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:9ea8b8b1-f6fe-45c4-aece-2111c7174499
Source identifiers:
356229
Local pid:
pubs:356229

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