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Free Content Tuberculous meningitis in a five-week-old infant [Case Study]

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We present the case of a five-week-old infant with tuberculous meningitis. The contact investigation and a review of the literature helped us differentiate congenital from acquired tuberculous meningitis. Though rare, we wish to emphasize the importance of considering tuberculosis in any neonate with meningitis that fails to respond to conventional treatment, particularly in infants living in an environment where tuberculosis is prevalent.
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Keywords: infant; meningitis; tuberculosis

Document Type: Short Communication

Affiliations: 1: Department of Pediatrics, Women's and Children's Hospital, LAC and USC Medical Center and the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA 2: Department of Pathology, Women's and Children's Hospital, LAC and USC Medical Center and the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA

Publication date: 1998-03-01

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