Tuberculous Meningitis - A Clinico- Radiological Study

Sharma, H. K.; Gupta, S. K.; Sudan, S. S.; Sharma, Renu
October 2013
JK Science;Oct-Dec2013, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p198
Academic Journal
To study the CT-scan changes in brain in patients of tuberculous meningitis and their correlation with stage of disease and its outcome. A prospective, hospital - based, clinico - radiological study of one year duration including 48 pediatric and 44 adult patients. 50% of patients in the stage I had normal CT-Scan and this proportion decreased to 10.53% in stage - II and 6.67% in stage III. A normal CT-scan is associated with complete recovery in 72.22%, partial recovery in 16.67% and death in 11.11% of cases. Abnormal CT-scan is associated with advancing stages of disease and a poor outcome. CT-scan is a valuable tool for diagnosis and monitoring the progress of cases of tuberculous meningitis.


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