[The effect of antiinflammatory therapy with dexamethasone and dexamethasone with pentoxifylline on the course of bacterial meningitis].

@article{BocigaJasik2003TheEO,
  title={[The effect of antiinflammatory therapy with dexamethasone and dexamethasone with pentoxifylline on the course of bacterial meningitis].},
  author={Monika Bociąga-Jasik and Anna Kalinowska-Nowak and Aleksander Garlicki and Tomasz H Mach},
  journal={Przeglad lekarski},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 11},
  pages={710-5}
}
Despite of antimicrobial therapy mortality rate in the bacterial meningitis (BM) is high. The aim of the study was to assess the influence of anti-inflammatory treatment with dexamethasone and dexamethasone with pentoxifylline on the course of this disease and concentration of proinflammatory cytokines TNF-alpha, IL-1 beta, II-8 in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). 42 patients with the BM were analysed. They were divided into three groups on the basis of applied therapy: A--treated only with… CONTINUE READING