Are corticosteroid drugs effective in people with tuberculous meningitis? Evidence Update, Tuberculosis Series, August 2008.

Abstract

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.

Citation

Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, 2 pp.

Are corticosteroid drugs effective in people with tuberculous meningitis? Evidence Update, Tuberculosis Series, August 2008.

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