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Vol. 58, No. 5, 2010, pp. 716-722
Bioline Code: ni10196
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Neurology India, Vol. 58, No. 5, 2010, pp. 716-722
© Copyright 2010 Neurology India.
Tuberculous meningitis: The challenges|
Murthy, J. M. K.
Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is a serious meningitic infection commonly found to occur in the developing countries endemic to tuberculosis. Based on the clinical features alone, the diagnosis of TBM can neither be made nor excluded with certainty. Unfortunately there is still no single diagnostic method that is both sufficiently rapid and sensitive. Most factors found to correlate with poor outcome can be directly traced to the stage of the disease at the time of diagnosis. The only way to reduce the mortality and morbidity is by early diagnosis and timely recognition of complications and institution of the appropriate treatment strategies.
Antituberculous drugs, elevated intracranial pressure, hydrocephalus, hyponatremia, tuberculoma, tuberculous meningitis, vasculitis
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