Prognostic factors of tuberculous meningitis in adults: a 6-year retrospective study at a tertiary hospital in northern Taiwan.

@article{Hsu2010PrognosticFO,
  title={Prognostic factors of tuberculous meningitis in adults: a 6-year retrospective study at a tertiary hospital in northern Taiwan.},
  author={Po-Chang Hsu and Chien-Chang Yang and Jung-Jr Ye and Po-Yen Huang and P P Chiang and Ming-hsun Lee},
  journal={Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi},
  year={2010},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={111-8}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE To investigate the clinical features, laboratory test results, imaging data, and prognostic predictors of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) in adults. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 108 adult patients with a diagnosis of TBM over a 6-year period. Patients were divided into "definite" and "probable" groups, depending on the diagnosis made by (1) positive culture, or polymerase chain reaction, of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) from the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); or (2) the… CONTINUE READING
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