Aetiology and prognostic risk factors of mortality in pneumonia patients receiving glucocorticoids alone or glucocorticoids and other immunosuppressants: a retrospective cohort study

Lijuan Li, Steven H Hsu, Xiaoying Gu, Shan Jiang, Lianhan Shang, Guolei Sun, Lingxiao Sun, Li Zhang, Chuan Wang, Yali Ren, Jinxiang Wang, Jianliang Pan, Jiangbo Liu & Bin Cao
Objectives: Long-term use of high-dose glucocorticoids can lead to severe immunosuppression and increased risk of treatment-resistant pneumonia and mortality. We investigated the aetiology and prognostic risk factors of mortality in hospitalised patients who developed pneumonia while receiving glucocorticoid therapy alone or glucocorticoid and other immunosuppressant therapies. Design: Retrospective cohort study Setting: Six secondary and tertiary academic hospitals in China Participants: Patients receiving glucocorticoids who were hospitalised with pneumonia between 1st January 2013 and 31st December...
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