Childhood tubercular meningitis: an institutional experience and analysis of predictors of outcome.

@article{Ramzan2013ChildhoodTM,
  title={Childhood tubercular meningitis: an institutional experience and analysis of predictors of outcome.},
  author={Altaf Umer Ramzan and Khursheed Nayil and Rouf Asimi and A. Nisar Wani and Rumana Hamid Makhdoomi and Ashish Jain},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  year={2013},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={30-5}
}
Tubercular meningitis constitutes an important cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries, and various factors determine its outcome. We studied demographic and clinical profiles of childhood tubercular meningitis, and identified predictors of outcome. This prospective study was performed in 65 children aged ≤ 18 years, hospitalized with a diagnosis of tubercular meningitis. Boys outnumbered girls. Most patients presented with a poor clinical grade. Headache and vomiting comprised… CONTINUE READING