Journal of Critical and Intensive Care 2020 , Vol 11 (Supplement)
Corticosteroid Therapy in COVID-19 Disease
Ismail Hakki AKBUDAK 1
1Pamukkale University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Intensive Care Medicine, Denizli, Turkey DOI : 10.37678/dcybd.2020.2349 Corticosteroid therapy has been used for many years and is still controversial in use. In the Coronovirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, it is very important to find reliable treatment information for clinicians and patients. Low dose corticosteroids are also used in patients with septic shock, relative adrenal insufficiency and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). There is not enough evidence for its use in COVID-19. However, low dose use is recommended in the case of ARDS and septic shock in COVID-19 patients. Caution should be exercised until further evidence emerges surrounding the use of corticosteroids in COVID-19 patients. Keywords : Septic Shock, Coronavirus Infections, Respiratory Failure, Corticosteroids