Two trials with a total of 143 participants indicate that there is insufficient evidence to support the use of corticosteroids in routine practice for cerebral malaria.
This Evidence Update was adapted from Prasad K, Garner P. Steroids for treating cerebral malaria. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 1999, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD000972. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000972.
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Do steroids reduce death or disability in people with cerebral malaria? Evidence Update, Malaria Series, January 2005