Long-term status of children treated for tuberculous meningitis in south India.

@article{Ramachandran1989LongtermSO,
  title={Long-term status of children treated for tuberculous meningitis in south India.},
  author={P. A. Ramachandran and M. Duraipandian and A. M. Reetha and S. M. Mahalakshmi and Ramachandra Prabhakar},
  journal={Tubercle},
  year={1989},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={
          235-9
        }
}
This report gives the findings of long-term follow-up (4 1/2-8 years) of 119 children who recovered from tuberculous meningitis. Of these, 17 patients died (10 due to severe tuberculous meningitis sequelae and 7 due to non-tuberculous causes) and 2 could not be traced. Of the remaining 100 patients for whom information was available, 47 (47%) made a complete recovery, while 53 (53%) had neurological sequelae--2 (2%) had severe, 39 (39%) moderate and 12 (12%) mild sequelae. There were no… CONTINUE READING

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