Tuberculous meningitis

Common Name(s)

Tuberculous meningitis

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Meningitis Foundation of America, Inc.

Our mission is to support sufferers of meningitis and their families through support groups, advocate for advanced research for the prevention and the long term effects of various meningitis strains as well as facilitating programs to educate the public

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2014

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Tuberculous meningitis" for support, advocacy or research.

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Meningitis Foundation of America, Inc.

Our mission is to support sufferers of meningitis and their families through support groups, advocate for advanced research for the prevention and the long term effects of various meningitis strains as well as facilitating programs to educate the public

http://www.musa.org

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2014

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Tuberculous meningitis" returned 330 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Immunological diagnosis as an adjunctive tool for an early diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis of an immune competent child in a low tuberculosis endemic country: a case report.
 

Author(s): Serena Vita, Camilla Ajassa, Emanuela Caraffa, Miriam Lichtner, Claudia Mascia, Fabio Mengoni, Maria Grazia Paglia, Cristina Mancarella, Davide Colistra, Claudio Di Biasi, Rosa Maria Ciardi, Claudio Maria Mastroianni, Vincenzo Vullo

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Pediatric tuberculous meningitis is a highly morbid, often fatal disease. Its prompt diagnosis and treatment saves lives, in fact delays in the initiation of therapy have been associated with high mortality rates.

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017

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Mean platelet volume in the differential diagnosis of tuberculous and bacterial meningitis.
 

Author(s): Carlos Rodrigo Camara-Lemarroy, Guillermo Delgado-Garcia, Juan Gilberto De la Cruz-Gonzalez, Hector Jorge Villareal-Velazquez, Fernando Gongora-Rivera

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Mean platelet volume (MPV) has been shown to reflect the inflammatory burden in different inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Our objective was to analyze the MPV in patients with tuberculous (TBM) and bacterial meningitis (BM).

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2017

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Tuberculous Meningitis in an Immunocompetent Host: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): Suchin R Khanna, Stephen M Kralovic, Rajan Prakash

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BACKGROUND Tuberculous meningitis is very rare in the United States in immunocompetent hosts. Risk factors are similar to those of pulmonary tuberculosis, including poverty, malnutrition, overcrowding, a compromised immune system, and coming from an endemic area. Meningeal tuberculosis ...

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2016

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The terms "Tuberculous meningitis" returned 15 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Antibody detection tests for early diagnosis in tuberculous meningitis.
 

Author(s): T Y Huang, X X Zhang, Q L Wu, W G Peng, G L Zheng, Y M Cai, M C Pang, Y E Wu

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2016 Jul;48():64-9.

 

Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is the most severe form of tuberculosis. Microbiological confirmation is rare and treatment is often delayed. Early diagnosis and immediate initiation of treatment are essential for effective TBM control. A systematic review was performed in this study ...

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2016

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Corticosteroids for managing tuberculous meningitis.
 

Author(s): Kameshwar Prasad, Mamta B Singh, Hannah Ryan

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Tuberculous meningitis is a serious form of tuberculosis (TB) that affects the meninges that cover a person's brain and spinal cord. It is associated with high death rates and with disability in people who survive. Corticosteroids have been used as an adjunct to antituberculous drugs ...

Last Updated: 2 May 2016

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Diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis: challenges and promises.
 

Author(s): Noraini Philip, Timothy William, Daisy Vanitha John

Journal: Malays J Pathol. 2015 Apr;37(1):1-9.

 

Tuberculosis (TB) which is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis infects primarily the lungs but it also affects other parts of the body. Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is the most severe form of TB and has the highest mortality and morbidity rate compared to other forms of TB. It is ...

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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The Relationships Between Gene Polymorphisms of LTA4H and Dexamethasone Treatment for Tuberculous Meningitis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Tuberculous Meningitis

 

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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Adjunctive Corticosteroids for Tuberculous Meningitis in HIV-infected Adults (The ACT HIV Trial)
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Tuberculosis; Tuberculous Meningitis; Drug-Induced Liver Injury; HIV; IRIS

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2017

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Optimizing Treatment to Improve TBM Outcomes in Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tuberculosis, Meningeal

 

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2017

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