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Table 3 Treatment agent

From: Diagnostic proficiency and reporting of Lassa fever by physicians in Osun State of Nigeria

Variable Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Drug used for treatment:   
Ribavirin 29 80.6
Corticosteroid 2 5.6
Ranitidine 2 5.6
Antiviral drug 3 8.2
Patients nursed in open wards:   
Yes 7 4.5
No 133 84.7
Not sure 17 10.8
Corticosteroids important in management:   
Yes 53 34.2
No 31 20.0
Not sure 71 45.8
Absence of bleeding good prognostic sign:   
Yes 98 61.2
No 16 10.0
Not sure 46 28.8