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Management of intracranial tuberculous mass lesions: How long should we treat for?

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Tuberculous intracranial mass lesions are common in settings with high tuberculosis (TB) incidence and HIV prevalence. The diagnosis of such lesions, which include tuberculoma and tuberculous abscesses, is often presumptive and based on radiological features, supportive evidence of TB elsewhere and response to TB treatment. However, the treatment response is unpredictable, with lesions frequently enlarging paradoxically or persisting for many years despite appropriate TB treatment and cortico...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15501.1

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F1000Research Publisher's website
Journal:
Wellcome Open Research Journal website
Volume:
4
Article number:
158
Publication date:
2019-10-15
Acceptance date:
2019-10-31
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2398-502X
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English
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Pubs id:
1101512
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pubs:1101512
Deposit date:
2020-06-17

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