EUGENE J. DES AUTELS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; KARL H. PFUETZE, M.D.
The authors are reporting 16 consecutive cases of tuberculous meningitis started on treatment between June, 1952, and March, 1953. Five of the 16 patients also had miliary tuberculosis. All of these patients received streptomycin plus sodium para-aminosalicylic acid (sodium PAS) plus isoniazid.
The purpose of this report is to suggest that patients with tuberculous meningitis respond quite favorably to current methods of treatment. A comparison of the survival rates among 63 patients with tuberculous meningitis, with and without miliary tuberculosis, treated on three different regimens, reveals substantial improvement during the past few years (table 1). Eight months after treatment was
DES AUTELS EJ, PFUETZE KH. CURRENT TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOUS MENINGITIS: A PRELIMINARY REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;40:1135–1144. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-6-1135
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(6):1135-1144.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Neurology.
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