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November 1943

La meningitis tuberculosa en el niño.

Am J Dis Child. 1943;66(5):589. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010230121016

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This is a complete and well written monograph in Spanish on tuberculous meningitis. The history, symptoms, pathology, diagnosis and frequency are amply discussed. The diagrams and photographs of the subjects and of the anatomic specimens and the roentgenograms are well chosen. Inasmuch as the authors give a clinical analysis of 1,000 observations on children, the reader feels that they know their subject well. The chapter on BCG vaccination is of especial interest. The authors are of the opinion that this form of immunization offers the only hope against this almost invariably fatal disease. The fact that there have been instances in which tuberculous meningitis developed in a vaccinated subject does not rule against this. In a series of 266 cases of tuberculous meningitis from 1929 to 1933 only 7 vaccinated patients died, while in 176 cases from 1934 to 1938 there were only 2 deaths among patients who had received

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