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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108140/steroid-treatment-in-ocular-tuberculosis-a-double-edged-sword
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S Souissi, T David, L Beral
INTRODUCTION: We report the case of a Caribbean patient with an atypical presentation of bilateral tuberculous chorioretinopathy. PATIENT AND METHODS: A 57-year-old woman, with hypertension and non-insulin dependent diabetes, was referred to our center for a sudden loss of vision in the right eye to hand motions. Ophthalmic examination revealed only right papilledema. Brain magnetic resonance imaging was normal. Laboratory examination revealed no signs of inflammation...
January 17, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105125/staining-with-two-observational-methods-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculous-meningitis
#2
Yueli Zou, Hui Bu, Li Guo, Yajuan Liu, Junying He, Xuedan Feng
Ziehl-Neelsen (Z-N) staining of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for acid-fast bacilli (AFB) is the cornerstone of the laboratory diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM). However, the sensitivity of conventional Z-N staining for the detection of AFB in CSF specimens is suboptimal. The present study aimed to compare the practicality of modified Z-N staining with light microscopy and fluorescence microscopy in the same smear without auramine O. A total of 155 patients with 223 CSF specimens were enrolled and grouped according to the uniform case definition...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068915/comparison-of-clinical-features-and-prognostic-factors-in-hiv-negative-adults-with-cryptococcal-meningitis-and-tuberculous-meningitis-a-retrospective-study
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Junyan Qu, Taoyou Zhou, Cejun Zhong, Rong Deng, Xiaoju Lü
BACKGROUND: The incidence of cryptococcal meningitis (CM) and tuberculous meningitis (TBM) have gradually increased in recent years. These two types of meningitis are easily misdiagnosed which leads to a poor prognosis. In this study we compared differences of clinical features and prognostic factors in non-HIV adults with CM and TBM. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of CM and TBM patients from January 2008 to December 2015 in our university hospital in China...
January 10, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063937/cerebrospinal-fluid-metabolomic-profiling-in-tuberculous-and-viral-meningitis-screening-potential-markers-for-differential-diagnosis
#4
Zihui Li, Boping Du, Jing Li, Jinli Zhang, Xiaojing Zheng, Hongyan Jia, Aiying Xing, Qi Sun, Fei Liu, Zongde Zhang
BACKGROUND: Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is the most severe and frequent form of central nervous system tuberculosis. The current lack of efficient diagnostic tests makes it difficult to differentiate TBM from other common types of meningitis, especially viral meningitis (VM). Metabolomics is an important tool to identify disease-specific biomarkers. However, little metabolomic information is available on adult TBM. METHODS: We used (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance-based metabolomics to investigate the metabolic features of the CSF from 18 TBM and 20 VM patients...
January 4, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043634/mycobacterial-excretory-secretory-31-protein-with-serine-protease-and-lipase-activities-an-immunogen-and-drug-target-against-tuberculosis-infection
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Bhaskar C Harinath
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) has been declared as a global emergency by the World Health Organization in 1993 and still remains one of the world's biggest threats. Worldwide, 9.6 million people have been estimated to have fallen ill with TB in 2014: 5.4 million men, 3.2 million women, and 1.0 million children. To reduce this burden, detection and treatment gaps must be addressed and new tools developed (Global TB report 2015). METHODS: Seroreactivity of the purified excretory secretory (ES) antigens ES-31, ES-43, ES-41, and ES-6 have been assessed in pulmonary TB (fresh, relapse, chronic, and latent), extrapulmonary TB, and in human immunodeficiency virus-TB coinfection...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028491/cryptococcal-meningitis-associated-with-increased-adenosine-deaminase-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid
#6
Yuji Tanaka, Kazuo Satomi
INTRODUCTION: Clinically, increased cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) adenosine deaminase (ADA) level is an important diagnostic clue of tuberculous meningitis. However, increased CSF ADA level can be caused by other neurological diseases. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a case of a 67-year-old woman with cryptococcal meningitis presented with increased ADA level of the CSF. In parallel with her recovery, the ADA level of CSF decreased steadily. This is the first case described the chronological change in CSF ADA level of the patient with cryptococcal meningitis in detail...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008165/tuberculous-meningitis-in-an-immunocompetent-host-a-case-report
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Suchin R Khanna, Stephen M Kralovic, Rajan Prakash
BACKGROUND Tuberculous meningitis is very rare in the United States in immunocompetent hosts. Risk factors are similar to those of pulmonary tuberculosis, including poverty, malnutrition, overcrowding, a compromised immune system, and coming from an endemic area. Meningeal tuberculosis mortality and other outcomes have changed little over time despite effective therapies due to delay in diagnosis because of its rarity, variable presentation, and often indolent course. CASE REPORT We describe a case of a 57-year-old male immigrant from Senegal with no significant past medical history and no previous history of tuberculosis or evidence of immune compromise...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005649/cerebral-and-spinal-tuberculous-leptomeningitis-advanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings
#8
Hayri Ogul, Zulal Ozkurt, Gokhan Polat
At diagnosis of the cerebral and spinal tuberculous meningitis magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is the primary imaging technique. Magnetic resonance images reveal cerebrospinal fluid collection and obliteration of the spinal subarachnoid space. The contrast-enhanced MR imaging shows nodular and thick intradural enhancement. Herein, the authors reported advanced MR imaging findings of the cerebral and spinal tuberculous leptomeningitis.
December 21, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958312/cerebral-infarction-pattern-in-tuberculous-meningitis
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Mei-Ling Sharon Tai, Shanthi Viswanathan, Kartini Rahmat, Hazman Mohd Nor, Khairul Azmi Abdul Kadir, Khean Jin Goh, Norlisah Ramli, Fatimah Kamila Abu Bakar, Norzaini Rose Mohd Zain, Jun Fai Yap, Beng Hooi Ong, Mohd Hanip Rafia, Chong Tin Tan
Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) causes significant morbidity and mortality. The primary objective was to re-examine the concept of "TB zone" and "ischaemic zone" in cerebral infarction in patients with tuberculous meningitis. The secondary objective was to evaluate cerebral infarction, vasculitis and vasospasm in tuberculous meningitis infections. Between 2009 and 2014, TBM patients were recruited. Neuroimaging was performed and findings of cerebral infarction, vasculitis and vasospasm were recorded. Infarcts were classified based on arterial supply and Hsieh's classification...
December 13, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935825/microglia-activation-in-a-pediatric-rabbit-model-of-tuberculous-meningitis
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Elizabeth W Tucker, Supriya Pokkali, Zhi Zhang, Vincent P DeMarco, Mariah Klunk, Elizabeth S Smith, Alvaro A Ordonez, Marie-France Penet, Zaver Bhujwalla, Sanjay K Jain, Sujatha Kannan
Central nervous system (CNS) tuberculosis (TB) is the most severe form of extra-pulmonary TB and disproportionately affects young children where the developing brain has a unique host response. New Zealand white rabbits were infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis via subarachnoid inoculation at postnatal day 4-8 and evaluated until 4-6 weeks post-infection. Control and infected rabbit kits were assessed for the development of neurological deficits, bacterial burden, and postmortem microbiologic and pathologic changes...
December 1, 2016: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932621/treatment-associated-inflammatory-deterioration-in-tuberculous-meningitis-unpicking-the-paradox
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Nguyen Thuy Thuong Thuong, Guy E Thwaites
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December 8, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930548/primary-central-nervous-system-alk-positive-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-in-an-adult-a-rare-case-report
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Xiaoqin Dong, Jun Li, Na Huo, Yan Wang, Zhao Wu, Xiaohong Lin, Hong Zhao
RATIONALE: Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is an aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It mostly invades lymph nodes with extranodal involvement observed in the soft tissue, bone, and skin. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a 34-year-old Chinese male patient who presented with headache, diplopia, and vomit. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis via lumbar puncture showed elevated CSF pressure, elevated CSF protein concentrations, decreased CSF glucose and chloride concentration significantly, and pleocytosis of 68 to 350 × 10/L, in which lymphocytes and monocytes were predominant...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928382/isolated-fourth-nerve-palsy-in-tuberculous-meningitis
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María García-Zamora, Hortensia Sánchez-Tocino, Ana Villanueva-Gómez, José Miguel Angles-Deza, Elena Pérez-Gutierrez
Tuberculous meningitis is a type of subacute meningitis and like other intracranial processes can compromise ocular motor nerves, causing palsies. Trochlear nerve is an unusual isolated manifestation in this type of pathology. The authors report a 5-year-old boy presented in their clinic with a trochlear nerve palsy as unique neurological manifestation of tuberculous meningitis. Treatment with complete anti-tuberculous therapy and botulinum A toxin was needed to get the complete resolution of the nerve palsy...
February 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899068/title-role-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-progression-of-tuberculous-meningitis-a-pilot-study-in-patients-at-different-stages-of-the-disease
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S Majeed, P Singh, N Sharma, S Sharma
BACKGROUND: TBM (Tuberculous meningitis) is severe form of tuberculosis causing death of one third of the affected individuals or leaving two-third of the survivors disabled. MMP-9 (Matrix metalloproteinase-9) is produced by the central nervous system in a variety of inflammatory conditions and has a role in the breakdown of extracellular matrix and blood-brain barrier. METHODS: In this study, the levels of MMP-9 and its inhibitor, TIMP-1 (tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1), were screened using zymography and reverse zymography in cerebrospinal fluid and serum of tuberculous meningitis patients at different stages of the disease...
November 29, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895360/paediatric-external-ventricular-drains-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-a-developing-country
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Abbas Qalab, Rayaan Asad, Mahnaz Hakeem, Maria Ahmed, Haque Anwar, Aneela Darbar
The aim of the study was to describe indications and complications of external ventricular drain (EVD) placement in children aged between 1 month and 16 years. This retrospective chart review was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised all children who underwent EVD placement from January 2007 to December 2014. Of the 177 patients identified, 117(66%) were males 60(34%) were girls. The overall mean age was 5.4±5.2 years. The median Glasgow Coma Scale score on presentation and discharge was 13 (interquartile range [IQR]: 7) and 15 (IQR: 4), respectively...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865204/possible-role-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-in-tuberculous-meningitis
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J Kalita, U K Misra, S K Bhoi, P S Chauhan, Betai Sagar
BACKGROUND: Transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) is an anti-inflammatory cytokine and its role in hydrocephalus and stoke has been suggested. Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is associated with exudates, stroke, hydrocephalus and tuberculoma, but the role of TGF-β has not been evaluated in relation to these changes. AIM: To evaluate the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) TGF-β level in the patients with TBM, and correlate these with clinical findings, MRI changes, paradoxical response and outcome at 6months...
November 16, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857783/hyponatremia-in-children-with-tuberculous-meningitis-a-hospital-based-cohort-study
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Prithi Inamdar, Sanjeevani Masavkar, Preeti Shanbag
BACKGROUND: Hyponatremia has long been recognized as a potentially serious metabolic consequence of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) occurring in 35-65% of children with the disease. The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) secretion has for long been believed to be responsible for the majority of cases of hyponatremia in TBM. Cerebral salt wasting syndrome (CSWS) is being increasingly reported as a cause of hyponatremia in some of these children. AIM: This study was done to determine the frequency and causes of hyponatremia in children with TBM...
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834596/ventriculo-ureteral-shunt-insertion-using-percutaneous-nephrostomy-a-novel-minimally-invasive-option-in-a-patient-with-chronic-hydrocephalus-complicated-by-multiple-distal-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-failures
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Ashok Pillai, Georgie Mathew, Sivasankaran Nachimuthu, Sanjeevan Vasudevan Kalavampara
The management of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt failure is a common problem in neurosurgical practice. On occasion, extraperitoneal sites for CSF diversion are required when shunting to the peritoneal cavity has failed after multiple attempts. The authors report a novel minimally invasive procedure allowing cannulation of the ureter for the purpose of ventriculo-ureteral (VU) shunting. Sixteen years prior to presentation, this 46-year-old woman had contracted tuberculous meningitis and had chronic hydrocephalus, with multiple distal shunt failures in recent months...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823900/gene-based-neonatal-immune-priming-potentiates-a-mucosal-adenoviral-vaccine-encoding-mycobacterial-ag85b
#19
Guixiang Dai, Hamada F Rady, Weitao Huang, Judd E Shellito, Carol Mason, Alistair J Ramsay
Tuberculosis remains a major public health hazard worldwide, with neonates and young infants potentially more susceptible to infection than adults. BCG, the only vaccine currently available, provides some protection against tuberculous meningitis in children but variable efficacy in adults, and is not safe to use in immune compromised individuals. A safe and effective vaccine that could be given early in life, and that could also potentiate subsequent booster immunization, would represent a significant advance...
December 7, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822198/looks-like-tuberculous-meningitis-but-not-a-case-of-rhinocerebral-mucormycosis-with-garcin-syndrome
#20
HongNa Yang, CuiLan Wang
Rhinocerebral mucomycosis (RCM) as an emerging opportunistic, angioinvasive, and devastating fungi infection with high mortality is difficult to be diagnosed early because of the lack of specific clinical features or manifestations. Garcin syndrome is more often caused by skull base and rhinopharyngeal tumors or metastases, and basal meningitis. We reported that an aged diabetic man, involved nearly all cranial nerves (Garcin syndrome), who was at first suspected to be suffered from tuberculous meningitis, ultimately developed typically progressing RCM...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
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