Are corticosteroid drugs effective in people with tuberculous meningitis? Evidence Update, Tuberculosis Series, August 2008.
Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
This Evidence Update is adapted from Prasad K, Singh MB. Corticosteroids for managing tuberculous meningitis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD002244.
Corticosteroids reduce deaths in HIV-negative patients on treatment for tuberculous meningitis.
Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, 2 pp.