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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