You wouldn't think IV dexamethasone would be a good idea for a patient hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)

You wouldn't think IV dexamethasone would be a good idea for a patient hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

It might be...but don't change your practice yet.

Some experts think that inflammation is the primary reason patients die from community-acquired pneumonia. They theorize that reducing inflammation with a steroid will improve outcomes.

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