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The role of steroids in COVID-19 outpatients is unknown. We analyzed more than 700 COVID-19 pneumonia patients who received steroids as outpatients. Our results show that home corticosteroids were associated with reduced mortality in patients >77 years (HR 0.346; p=0.040).

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Our data suggest that low dose steroids reduce mortality in elderly COVID-19 outpatients

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This page is a summary of: Potential of outpatient steroid therapy in elderly patients with early COVID-19, Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, July 2022, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1007/s40520-022-02181-1.
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