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Immunological and Biochemical Correlates of Adjunctive Dexamethasone in Vietnamese Adults with Bacterial Meningitis

Nguyen Thi Hoang Mai, Trung Vu Tuan, Marcel Wolbers, Dang Minh Hoang, Tran Vu Thieu Nga, Tran Thi Hong Chau, Ly Van Chuong, Dinh Xuan Sinh, Ho Dang Trung Nghia, Nguyen Duy Phong, Nguyen Hoan Phu, To Song Diep, Hoang Thi Thanh Hang, Nguyen van Vinh Chau, Jeremy Farrar, Constance Schultsz, Tran Tinh Hien and Cameron P. Simmons

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 49, issue 9, pages 1387-1392
Published in print November 2009 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online November 2009 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/630207
Immunological and Biochemical Correlates of Adjunctive Dexamethasone in Vietnamese Adults with Bacterial Meningitis

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Adjunctive treatment to improve outcome from bacterial meningitis has centered on dexamethasone. Among Vietnamese patients with bacterial meningitis, cerebrospinal flu id (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.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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