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Project information

Trial of glycerol to treat adults with bacterial meningitis in Malawi

Used in combination with antibiotics, glycerol, a sweet tasting liquid that is widely used as a food additive, has recently been shown to reduce death rates by about one half in children with bacterial meningitis in South America. If similar results were found amongst adults, glycerol would represent a very significant advance in the treatment of bacterial meningitis.

Charity information: Meningitis Research Foundation

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