British Infection Society guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis of the central nervous system in adults and children.

@article{Thwaites2009BritishIS,
  title={British Infection Society guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis of the central nervous system in adults and children.},
  author={Guy E Thwaites and Martin Fisher and Cheryl Hemingway and Geoff Scott and Tom Solomon and John Innes},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2009},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={167-87}
}
SUMMARY AND KEY RECOMMENDATIONS: The aim of these guidelines is to describe a practical but evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of central nervous system tuberculosis in children and adults. We have presented guidance on tuberculous meningitis (TBM), intra-cerebral tuberculoma without meningitis, and tuberculosis affecting the spinal cord. Our key recommendations are as follows: 1. TBM is a medical emergency. Treatment delay is strongly associated with death and empirical… CONTINUE READING
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