Cerebral tuberculosis in the immunocompetent host: 8 cases observed in Switzerland.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_03271E260D34
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Cerebral tuberculosis in the immunocompetent host: 8 cases observed in Switzerland.
Périodique
Tubercle and Lung Disease
Auteur⸱e⸱s
Labhard N., Nicod L., Zellweger J.P.
ISSN
0962-8479[print], 0962-8479[linking]
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1994
Volume
75
Numéro
6
Pages
454-459
Langue
anglais
Résumé
8 cases of cerebral tuberculosis were observed between January 1985 and June 1993 at the University Hospitals of Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland. 5 patients were foreigners and 3 were Swiss, 2 of them alcoholics. All patients were HIV seronegative. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was isolated in 7 patients and M. bovis in one patient. All patients had radiological or bacteriological signs of pulmonary tuberculosis, and 3 had miliary tuberculosis. 3 patients died, 5 were cured. The main prognostic factors were age and the degree of neurological impairment at the beginning of treatment. The epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of this rare and severe form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis are reviewed.
Mots-clé
Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Antitubercular Agents/therapeutic use, Brain Diseases/diagnosis, Brain Diseases/drug therapy, Female, Humans, Immunocompetence, Male, Retrospective Studies, Treatment Outcome, Tuberculosis/diagnosis, Tuberculosis/drug therapy
Pubmed
Web of science
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19/02/2010 18:24
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20/08/2019 12:25
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