Tuberculous meningitis. Short course of chemotherapy.

  title={Tuberculous meningitis. Short course of chemotherapy.},
  author={Fernando Alarc{\'o}n and Luis Escalante and Yaritza Perez and H M Banda and Gema Chac{\'o}n and Gonzalo Due{\~n}as},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={47 12},
In March 1986, we began a 6-month short course trial of therapy for tuberculous meningitis, in which 28 patients were analyzed. The diagnosis was based on the following cerebrospinal fluid test results: in 53.5% of the cases, Mycobacterium tuberculosis was identified by direct smear; in 57%, culture in Löwenstein-Jensen medium was positive; in 83.3%, the detection of anti-bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) antibodies by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was positive; and in 74%, the dosification of… CONTINUE READING


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