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 Engel ME, Matchaba PT, Volmink J. Corticosteroids for tuberculous pleurisy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 4.
There is insufficient evidence to determine whether corticosteroids benefit people with tuberculous pleurisy.
Evidence Update, Tuberculosis Series. Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, 2 pp.
Do corticosteroids prevent death and improve respiratory function in people with tuberculous pleurisy? Evidence Update, Tuberculosis Series, 2007