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Adjunctive treatment to improve outcome from bacterial meningitis has centered on dexamethasone. Among Vietnamese patients with bacterial meningitis, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) opening pressure and CSF:plasma glucose ratios were significantly improved and levels of CSF cytokines interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, and IL-10 and were all statistically significantly lower after treatment in patients who were randomized to dexamethasone, compared with levels in patients who received placebo.

Original publication

DOI

10.1086/630207

Type

Journal article

Journal

Clin Infect Dis

Publication Date

01/11/2009

Volume

49

Pages

1387 - 1392

Keywords

Adolescent, Adult, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Asian Continental Ancestry Group, Child, Dexamethasone, Female, Humans, Interleukin-10, Interleukin-6, Interleukin-8, Male, Meningitis, Bacterial, Middle Aged, Vietnam, Young Adult