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We made a bacteriological diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis in 107 of 132 (81%) adults with clinical tuberculous meningitis: acid-fast bacilli were seen in 77 of 132 (58%) and cultured from 94 of 132 (71%). Volume of cerebrospinal fluid, duration of symptoms, cerebrospinal fluid neutrophils, lactate, and glucose were all independently associated with bacteriological confirmation.

Original publication

DOI

10.1128/jcm.42.1.378-379.2004

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Clin Microbiol

Publication Date

01/2004

Volume

42

Pages

378 - 379

Keywords

Adult, Cerebrospinal Fluid, Humans, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Prospective Studies, Tuberculosis, Meningeal