TITLE

Devastating yet treatable complication of tuberculous meningitis: the resistant TB abscess

AUTHOR(S)
Andronikou, Savvas; Greyling, Petrus
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Child's Nervous System;Sep2009, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p1105
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Tuberculous abscesses may be resistant to medical treatment and may cause devastating complications. Such a lesion persisted in a child treated for tuberculous meningitis and resulted in a seizure with prolonged anoxic damage to the brain. The imaging findings are typical and these lesions should be considered for surgical management.
ACCESSION #
43265124

 

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