Intracerebral tuberculoma in children with tuberculous meningitis


Altunbasak S. , Alhan E., Baytok V., Aksaray N., Onenli N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.38, no.3, pp.323-327, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.323-327

Abstract

Not all patients with tuberculosis develop tuberculoma during the disease or antituberculous therapy. Therefore, we compared various parameters in patients with and without tuberculoma and presented the results. We formed two groups from the patients with tuberculous meningitis: Group I consisted of 18 patients with tuberculoma, and Group II consisted of 18 randomly selected patients without tuberculoma. significant difference between the groups was found with respect to level of consciousness and CSF-glucose level (p<0.05). The consciousness level was more depressed and the CSF-glucose level more decreased in the group without tuberculoma. These findings were discussed.