Use of Dexamethasone in Cerebral MalariaBr Med J 1968; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5609.31 (Published 06 July 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;3:31
- A. W. Woodruff,
- 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.