The immunosuppressive properties of corticosteroids are well established and cause a depression of pulmonary defense mechanisms. We report the case of a patient treated with short-term corticosteroids for an exacerbation of chronic obstructive lung disease who developed a multiple organism pneumonia.
Haapaniemi, John R. and Popovich, John Jr.
"Polymicrobal Pneumonia in a Corticosteroid-Treated Patient with Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease,"
Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal
: Vol. 32
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.henryford.com/hfhmedjournal/vol32/iss1/11