Diagnosis of adult tuberculous meningitis by use of clinical and laboratory features.

@article{Thwaites2002DiagnosisOA,
  title={Diagnosis of adult tuberculous meningitis by use of clinical and laboratory features.},
  author={Guy E Thwaites and Tran Thi Hong Chau and Kasia Stepniewska and Nguyen Hoan Phu and Ly Van Chuong and Dinh Xuan Sinh and Nicholas J White and Christopher M. Parry and Jeremy J. Farrar},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={360 9342},
  pages={1287-92}
}
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis is difficult. Discrimination of cases from those of bacterial meningitis by clinical features alone is often impossible, and current laboratory methods remain inadequate or inaccessible in developing countries. We aimed to create a simple diagnostic aid for tuberculous meningitis in adults on the basis of clinical and basic laboratory features. METHODS We compared the clinical and laboratory features on admission of 251 adults at an… CONTINUE READING
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