Corticosteroids aid in recovery from pneumoniaAccording to scientists from the UT Southwestern Medical Center, adding corticosteroids to the traditional antimicrobial therapy can help pneumonia patients to recover early than persisting with antibiotics alone.

It was remarked by Dr. Robert Hardy, associate professor of internal medicine and pediatrics and the study’s senior author that while antibiotics are required for killing the bug, steroids are imperative for treating inflammation in the lung.

It is being perceived that this can open up the doors of a potentially new and effective therapy for patients in the midst of an asthma attack also, which is caused by M pneumoniae infection.