Tuberculous meningitis in a five-week-old infant.


We present the case of a five-week-old infant with tuberculous meningitis. The contact investigation and a review of the literature helped us differentiate congenital from acquired tuberculous meningitis. Though rare, we with to emphasize the importance of considering tuberculosis in any neonate with meningitis that fails to respond to conventional treatment, particularly in infants living in an environment where tuberculosis is prevalent.

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@article{Watchi1998TuberculousMI, title={Tuberculous meningitis in a five-week-old infant.}, author={R Watchi and Kristina G. Lu and E J Kahlstrom and Robert B Allison and Attila A. Kovacs}, journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease}, year={1998}, volume={2 3}, pages={255-7} }