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 Panpanich R, Sornchai P, Kanjanaratanakorn K. Corticosteroids for treating dengue shock syndrome. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 3.
There is no good evidence that corticosteroids improve survival in patients with dengue shock syndrome.
Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2