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Generally steroids are not prescribed along with antibiotics for community acquired pneumonia.
However, in more severe cases of pneumonia requiring hospitalization they can be beneficial.
In fact, a recent study showed that systemic corticosteroids reduce hospital length of stay by about a day and speed the time to clinical stability by just over a day, and that they reduce the need for mechanical ventilation.
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