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Free Content Abcès cérébraux au cours d'une miliaire tuberculeuse: à propos d'un cas et revue de la littérature [Case Report]

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[This article appears in French] The frequency of tuberculous cerebral involvement associated with miliary tuberculosis is not well known; some authors have evaluated it at around 22%. We report the case of a 43-year-old man hospitalised in the pulmonology department with bacillary positive miliary tuberculosis. On the 26th day of antituberculosis treatment he complained of frontal headaches, with impairment in visual acuity. Examination of the optic fundus showed bilateral papillary oedema. Cerebral computed tomography showed diffuse rounded lesions with significant oedema. Antituberculosis chemotherapy was supplemented with steroid treatment. Clinical and radiological progress was good.

Document Type: Short Communication

Affiliations: Service de Pneumo-Allergoloie, E.P.S. F. Hached, 4000 Sousse, Tunisie

Publication date: 1997-10-01

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