Tuberculosis meningitis in children

Gupta, Satya and Chopra, Kamlesh (1981) Tuberculosis meningitis in children. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 28 (1). pp. 3-11.

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Abstract

Tuberculous meningitis in children can have protean manifestations. A child can present with fever, neurologic deficit, lone optic atrophy or may have an acute onset with convulsions and pyrexia. Since isolation of AFB in cerebrospinal fluid is difficult in our milieu and sophisticated investigations for diagnosis are not available even in major teaching institutions, a high index of suspicion is necessary. Early detection and prompt therapy are the most important factors in prognosis.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tuberculous Meningitis, Child, Prognosis, Protean Manifestations, Neurologic Deficit, Convulsions, Lone Optic Atrophy, Treatment, Surgical Management, Medical Treatment
Subjects:Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Persons > Age Groups > Child
Diagnosis > Prognosis
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections
Nervous System Diseases > Central Nervous System Diseases > Meningitis
Nervous System Diseases > Central Nervous System Diseases > Central Nervous System Infections
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Health Occupations > Medicine > Specialties, Surgical > Surgery
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms
ID Code:2185
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:15 June 2007

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