Cerebrospinal fluid cytokine levels and dexamethasone therapy in bacterial meningitis.

@article{Ohga1999CerebrospinalFC,
  title={Cerebrospinal fluid cytokine levels and dexamethasone therapy in bacterial meningitis.},
  author={Shouichi Ohga and Kenichiro Okada and Kyoji Ueda and Hidetoshi Takada and Mitsuo Ohta and Tomonobu Aoki and Naoko Kinukawa and Shinji Miyazaki and Toshiro Hara},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={1999},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={55-60}
}
OBJECTIVES cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of interleukin (IL)-1 beta and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha were measured to assess the effect and application of dexamethasone (Dex) therapy for bacterial meningitis. METHODS associations between clinical findings and CSF parameters were first investigated, and prognosis was compared between 25 patients… CONTINUE READING