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[Correspondence] Corticosteroid therapy for pneumonia

We read with interest the article by Claudine Blum and colleagues1 on the effects of adjunct prednisone therapy for patients with community-acquired pneumonia, particularly in view of our own concern on the subject.2 We fear the study suffers a major flaw.

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