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Clinical and Radiological Features of South African Patients with Tuberculomas of the Brain

Leif Thonell, Stella Pendle and Leonard Sacks

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 31, issue 2, pages 619-620
Published in print August 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/313989
Clinical and Radiological Features of South African Patients with Tuberculomas of the Brain

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Intracranial tuberculomas are a rare complication of tuberculosis that typically occurs in immunocompromised patients not treated previously for tuberculosis. We identified tuberculomas in 12 patients (11 of whom were infected with human immunodeficiency virus) at a hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. Responses to antituberculous therapy were good, often despite the presence of large lesions, and surgery was not considered necessary in any of the patients.

Journal Article.  1534 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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