Thwaites' diagnostic scoring and the prediction of tuberculous meningitis.

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OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to investigate the applicability of Thwaites' diagnostic criteria in order to differentiate tuberculous from bacterial meningitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was done retrospectively in HIV-negative patients (n = 126) with meningitis. Of the 126 patients, 103 had bacterial meningitis and 23 patients had tuberculous… (More)

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@article{Sunbul2005ThwaitesDS, title={Thwaites' diagnostic scoring and the prediction of tuberculous meningitis.}, author={Mustafa Sunbul and Aynur Atilla and Şaban Esen and Cafer Eroğlu and Hakan Leblebicioğlu}, journal={Medical principles and practice : international journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre}, year={2005}, volume={14 3}, pages={151-4} }