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October 1976

Tuberculosis of the Skull

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Pulmonary Sciences, University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver (Dr Scoggin), the Veterans Administration Hospital, Denver (Drs Schwarz and Durrance), and the Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (Dr Dixon).

Arch Intern Med. 1976;136(10):1154-1156. doi:10.1001/archinte.1976.03630100066017

Because tuberculosis of the skull is a relatively unusual occurrence, it may not be immediately recognized. It responds readily to chemotherapy and should be suspected in disseminated tuberculosis or in any draining lesion of the skull that is sterile or fails to respond to conventional antibiotic therapy.

(Arch Intern Med 136:1154-1156, 1976)