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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 most common in young children and individuals 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 antituberculosis chemotherapy, cranial nerve palsies (typically VIth and IIIrd) and hemiplegia may develop, and consciousness becomes impaired. Mortality e...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.mpmed.2017.08.010

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-2858-2087
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Medicine More from this journal
Volume:
45
Issue:
11
Pages:
670-673
Publication date:
2017-10-08
Acceptance date:
2017-06-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-4357
ISSN:
1357-3039
Language:
English
Subtype:
Review
Pubs id:
738796
Local pid:
pubs:738796
Deposit date:
2020-07-08

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