Dexamethasone and long-term outcome of tuberculous meningitis in Vietnamese adults and adolescents.
BACKGROUND: Dexamethasone has been shown to reduce mortality in patients with tuberculous meningitis but the long-term outcome of the disease is unknown. METHODS: Vietnamese adults and adolescents with tuberculous meningitis recruited to a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of adjunctive dexamethasone were followed-up at five years, to determine the effect of dexamethasone on long-term survival and neurological disability. RESULTS: 545 patients were randomised to receive eithe...Expand abstract
- Publication status:
- Peer review status:
- Peer reviewed
(Version of record, pdf, 222.6KB)
- Publisher copy:
- Local pid:
- Deposit date:
- Copyright holder:
- Torok et al
- Copyright date:
- Copyright 2011 Torok et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
- CC Attribution (CC BY)
If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record