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April 1976

Tuberculous Meningitis in Childhood: Forty-three Cases

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, American University of Beirut School of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon.

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(4):364-367. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120050022004

• Forty-three patients in the pediatric age group had tuberculous meningitis. Therapy included the use of adrenocorticosteroids. All four patients who were in stage 1 on admission to the hospital, seven of the 33 in stage 2, and one of the six in stage 3 (coma) recovered without gross neurological sequelas. Eight patients died, and the remaining 23 recovered, with late neurological sequelas. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment determine the prognosis of tuberculous meningitis.

(Am J Dis Child 130:364-367, 1976)

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