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Febrile brain stroke and tuberculous meningitis: persisting threat in non-endemic countries.
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PMID:  21445820     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Tuberculous meningitis is uncommon in western countries and its outcome is poor when it is not diagnosed and treated in good time. Here, we present a case of febrile brain stroke revealing a tuberculous arachnoiditis in a 13-month-old infant living in a non-endemic country. Thanks to prompt specific antibiotherapy, the clinical outcome was globally favourable in spite of the occurrence of an asymptomatic brain tuberculoma, which disappeared spontaneously. Although tuberculous meningitis is rare in non-endemic countries, it must be evoked in strokes occurring in a febrile context.
K Deiva; S Sothratanak; B Husson; L Chevret; P Landrieu
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-03-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuropediatrics     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1439-1899     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuropediatrics     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8101187     Medline TA:  Neuropediatrics     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
Pediatric Neurology Department, AP-HP, Bicêtre Hospital, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France.
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