Culture positive tuberculous meningitis: clinical indicators of poor prognosis.

  title={Culture positive tuberculous meningitis: clinical indicators of poor prognosis.},
  author={Eng-King Tan and Michael W.L Chee and Lee Lee Chan and Ya Ling Lee},
  journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery},
  volume={101 3},
Few studies have evaluated culture positive tuberculous meningitis (TBM) as a group. We evaluated certain clinical factors in culture positive TBM which could be associated with a poorer outcome. Out of 40 consecutive TBM patients seen over a period of 4 years in a tertiary referral hospital, 18 culture positive and non-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) related cases were studied. The mean age was 37.9 +/- 14.9 years (range 9-63); five were males and 13 females. None had any associated active… CONTINUE READING
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