Recent cases of intracranial tuberculomas

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While intracranial tuberculomas have become uncommon in industrial nations, 12 patients with signs and symptoms of an intracranial mass lesion were recently found to have tuberculomas. Clinical findings suggestive of tuberculosis were frequently subtle or absent. Five patients did not have extracranial tuberculosis. Two patients had intracranial tuberculomas that became superinfected with bacteria and appeared initially as pyogenic brain abscesses. lntracranial tuberculomas in this country almost always occur in adults and represent reactivation of dormant infection. Medical therapy alone is indicated as the initial therapy except in the presence of intolerably increased intracranial pressure. A chemotherapeutic regimen is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-260
Number of pages5
JournalNeurology
Volume28
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1978

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Intracranial Tuberculoma
Tuberculoma
Tuberculosis
Brain Abscess
Intracranial Pressure
Signs and Symptoms
Bacteria
Therapeutics
Infection
Therapy

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Recent cases of intracranial tuberculomas. / Mayers, Marguerite M.; Kaufman, David Myland; Miller, Michael H.

In: Neurology, Vol. 28, No. 3, 1978, p. 256-260.

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Mayers, MM, Kaufman, DM & Miller, MH 1978, 'Recent cases of intracranial tuberculomas', Neurology, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 256-260.
Mayers, Marguerite M. ; Kaufman, David Myland ; Miller, Michael H. / Recent cases of intracranial tuberculomas. In: Neurology. 1978 ; Vol. 28, No. 3. pp. 256-260.
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