Tuberculous meningitis at a large inner-city medical center.

  title={Tuberculous meningitis at a large inner-city medical center.},
  author={M T Porkert and Mark J. Sotir and P Parrott-Moore and Henry M Blumberg},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  volume={313 6},
Tuberculosis in the United States has become primarily an inner-city disease. We examined the epidemiology of culture-confirmed tuberculous meningitis among patients cared for at an urban public hospital in Atlanta. During an 11.5-year period (January 1984-June 1995) cerebrospinal fluid cultures for Mycobacterium tuberculosis were positive in 34 patients, accounting for 1.5% of all culture-confirmed tuberculosis cases. All patients were born in the United States, 31 (91%) were black, 16 (47… CONTINUE READING
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