Clincal, Cerebrospinal Fluid and Pathological Findings and Outcomes in HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Patients with Tuberculous Meningitis

@article{Schutte2001ClincalCF,
  title={Clincal, Cerebrospinal Fluid and Pathological Findings and Outcomes in HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Patients with Tuberculous Meningitis},
  author={C.-M. Schutte},
  journal={Infection},
  year={2001},
  volume={29},
  pages={213-217}
}
Background: The early diagnosis of tuberculous (TB) meningitis remains difficult. In South Africa, the HIV epidemic has shifted the spectrum of meningitis towards chronic infections (mainly tuberculosis [TB] and cryptococcosis). This study aimed to analyse clinical, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and pathological findings and outcomes in TB meningitis to evaluate whether HIV infection significantly influences the characteristic findings. Patients and Methods: 40 consecutive patients with TB… CONTINUE READING

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