Dexamethasone did not reduce mortality or neurologic sequelae in bacterial meningitis

Zar, Fred A.
August 2010
ACP Journal Club;8/17/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 2, p9
Academic Journal
The article reports on a study focusing on the effectiveness of dexamethasone in reducing mortality or neurologic sequelae in bacterial meningitis. The findings of the study showed that dexamethasone did not reduce deaths or composite endpoints of death better than placebos. However, there was an apparent benefit in patients with greater than 55 years of age and in acute bacterial meningitis in children in high-income countries and the adults.


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