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Tuberculous meningitis

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Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and kills or disables around a half of sufferers. It is commonest in young children and those infected with HIV, but can affect all age-groups. TBM presents with non-specific symptoms over days or weeks, followed by worsening headaches, fever, and vomiting. Without anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy, cranial nerve palsies (typically VIth and IIIrd nerves) and hemiplegia may develop, and consciousness becomes impaired. Mortality ...

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10.1016/j.mpmed.2013.09.006

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Volume:
41
Pages:
683-685
Publication date:
2013-12-01
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439004
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2014-02-14

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