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Nationwide implementation of adjunctive dexamethasone therapy for pneumococcal meningitis

Brouwer, M.C. MD, PhD *; Heckenberg, S.G.B. MD *; de Gans, J. MD, PhD; Spanjaard, L. MD, PhD; Reitsma, J.B. MD, PhD; van de Beek, D. MD, PhD Neurology, 2010, 75; 1533-1539


Yet another controversial steroids paper. 

There has been interest for some time regarding steroids and their impact on bacterial meningitis.  Small studies in both adults and paediatrics have shown some benefit, but larger trials have not.  A recent...


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