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Tuberculous meningitis: a uniform case definition for use in clinical research.

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Tuberculous meningitis causes substantial mortality and morbidity in children and adults. More research is urgently needed to better understand the pathogenesis of disease and to improve its clinical management and outcome. A major stumbling block is the absence of standardised diagnostic criteria. The different case definitions used in various studies makes comparison of research findings difficult, prevents the best use of existing data, and limits the management of disease. To address this...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Schoeman, JF More by this author
Török, ME More by this author
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Journal:
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
Volume:
10
Issue:
11
Pages:
803-812
Publication date:
2010-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-4457
ISSN:
1473-3099
URN:
uuid:2b142b9d-e47f-4196-9047-c7ad8348eafe
Source identifiers:
435225
Local pid:
pubs:435225

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