Chemotherapy for Tuberculous Meningitis.

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Chemotherapy for Tuberculous Meningitis.

N Engl J Med. 2016 Jan 14;374(2):179-181

Authors: Donald PR

Tuberculous meningitis, the most destructive form of tuberculosis, continues to be associated with considerable mortality and morbidity; among children, it is the major cause of death resulting from tuberculosis. The consequences of tuberculous meningitis are yet again clearly shown in the article by Heemskerk et al. in this issue of the Journal.(1) This randomized, controlled study of tuberculous meningitis in Vietnamese adults, probably the largest ever undertaken, was carefully planned and executed and evaluated an intensified regimen that included both a higher dose of oral rifampin than the standard dose (15 mg per kilogram of body weight vs. 10 . . .

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