Should people with cerebral malaria receive mannitol or other osmotic diuretics in addition to standard antimalarial treatment? Evidence Update, Malaria Series, January 2005

Abstract

There is no evidence from trials to help guide decisions about using mannitol or urea as adjuncts for treating cerebral malaria.

This Evidence Update was adapted from Okoromah CAN, Afolabi BB. Mannitol and other osmotic diuretics as adjuncts for treating cerebral malaria. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD004615. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004615.pub2.

Citation

Malaria Series, Effective Health Care Alliance Programme, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, 1 pp.

Should people with cerebral malaria receive mannitol or other osmotic diuretics in addition to standard antimalarial treatment? Evidence Update, Malaria Series, January 2005

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