Advies ten aanzien van de behandeling met dexamethason bij kinderen met verdenking op bacteriële meningitis

Translated title of the contribution: Advise with regard to dexamethasone treatment in children who are suspected of bacterial meningitis

A. M. Van Furth*, T. F.W. Wolfs, N. G. Hartwig

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A recent study by De Gans and Van de Beek in the NEJM entitled 'Dexamethasone in adults with bacterial meningitis' made the question relevant if children suspected of bacterial meningitis should be treated with dexamethasone. Based on the literature available we advise dexamethasone treatment for children older than two months of age who are suspected of acute bacterial meningitis. Dexamethasone should be given just before, or together with the first dose of (intravenous) antibiotics, in a dosage of 0.6 mg/kg/day in four doses during four days.

Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)109-111
Number of pages3
JournalTijdschrift voor Kindergeneeskunde
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2005

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