Dexamethasone and bacterial meningitis in Pakistan.

@article{Qazi1996DexamethasoneAB,
  title={Dexamethasone and bacterial meningitis in Pakistan.},
  author={Shamim Ahmad Qazi and Masood A Khan and Noman Mughal and Mukhtar Al-Bazrah Ahmad and B Joomro and Yuh Sakata and Norikazu Kuriya and Toyojiro Matsuishi and Khawaja A. Abbas and Fumio Yamashita},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={1996},
  volume={75 6},
  pages={
          482-8
        }
}
The objective of this study was to assess, in a developing country setting, the effect of dexamethasone therapy on bacterial meningitis outcomes. A prospective double blind placebo controlled trial was conducted in 89 children aged from 2 months to 12 years suffering from bacterial meningitis. Neurological, developmental, and hearing assessments were conducted at one, four, and 12 months after discharge. Forty eight patients received dexamethasone and 41 placebo. Initial antimicrobial drugs… CONTINUE READING

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