Preliminary Communications

Use of Dexamethasone in Cerebral Malaria

Br Med J 1968; 3 doi: (Published 06 July 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;3:31
  1. A. W. Woodruff,
  2. C. J. Dickinson


    In a man who had been in a coma for 24 hours with cerebral malaria dexamethasone had a dramatic, and probably life-saving, effect. We believe dexamethasone should be given routinely, together with antimalarial therapy, to patients with cerebral malaria.

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