Doctors recommend corticosteroids to treat meningitis

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 23 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1191
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Giving adult patients a corticosteroid to treat bacterial meningitis may cut their risk of death and disability from the infection, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    Researchers looked at the effect of adding dexamethasone to standard antibiotic treatment (2002;347:1549-56). They randomly assigned 301 adult patients to …

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