Int J Biol Sci 2020; 16(13):2477-2478. doi:10.7150/ijbs.49125

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Glucocorticoids save lives in COVID-19 patients

Chu-Xia Deng

Editor in Chief, International Journal of Biological Sciences; Chair Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau, Macau SAR, China

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Deng CX. Glucocorticoids save lives in COVID-19 patients. Int J Biol Sci 2020; 16(13):2477-2478. doi:10.7150/ijbs.49125. Available from http://www.ijbs.com/v16p2477.htm

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Abstract

Recent studies showed that glucocorticoid drugs, which are easily available as pills on pharmacy shelves worldwide, could save lives of COVID-19 patients. With the swiftly increasing infections of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic at a lethality rate of about 4.7% countless lives may be saved globally.

Keywords: Glucocorticoid, COVID-19