New times for an old disease: intracranial mass lesions caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis in 5 HIV-negative African immigrants.

@article{Ripamonti2004NewTF,
  title={New times for an old disease: intracranial mass lesions caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis in 5 HIV-negative African immigrants.},
  author={Diego Ripamonti and Regina Barb{\'o} and Marco Rizzi and Maria Grazia Finazzi and Laura Ravasio and Giuseppe Bonaldi and Fredy Suter},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={e35-45}
}
BACKGROUND The tuberculosis epidemic is still a global emergency, and its spread in the past 20 years has been fueled by the acquired immune deficiency syndrome pandemic and increasing drug resistance. International travel and migration may increase the incidence of tuberculosis in industrialized countries. METHODS We reviewed the clinical charts of patients admitted to the infectious diseases unit of Ospedali Riuniti (Bergamo, Italy) to identify patients with intracranial mass lesions caused… CONTINUE READING