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Tuberculous Meningitis

  • ID: 4850265
  • Book
  • April 2020
  • 130 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Tuberculous Meningitis: Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy focuses on the most common and most lethal manifestation of tuberculosis of the central nervous system. It includes up-to-date reviews of the diagnosis, treatment, and management of tuberculous meningitis in adults and children. Extensive guidance is provided for the treatment of drug-sensitive and drug-resistant tuberculosis and tuberculous meningitis. Clinicians and researchers will find the beginning chapters on immunopathology and epidemiology of great use in their efforts to develop new strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculous meningitis.

- Written by international contributors from countries most affected by tuberculosis - Describes clinical and neuroimaging features of tuberculous meningitis - Examines laboratory methods for detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis - Reviews international and national guidelines for the treatment of tuberculosis and tuberculous meningitis

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1. Global and regional epidemiology of tuberculosis 2. Immunopathology of mycobacterium tuberculosis complex 3. Clinical presentations and features of tuberculous meningitis 4. Laboratory methods for detecting tuberculosis and tuberculous meningitis 5. Identification of mycobacterium tuberculosis drug resistance 6. Treatment guidelines for tuberculosis and tuberculous meningitis 7. Neurosurgical management of tuberculous meningitis 8. Evidence gaps and future directions

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Chin, Jerome H.
Dr. Chin has been treating patients with tuberculous meningitis for nine years in sub-Saharan Africa as a visiting attending neurologist at Mulago Hospital, the national referral hospital of Uganda. He has authored two review articles and one commentary on tuberculosis of the central nervous system, and he directed the first-ever course on tuberculosis of the central nervous system at the American Academy of Neurology Annual meeting in Los Angeles, April 2018.
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