Tuberculous and brucellosis meningitis differential diagnosis


ERDEM H., SENBAYRAK S., GENCER S., HASBUN R., Karahocagil M. K. , SENGOZ G., et al.

TRAVEL MEDICINE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE, cilt.13, ss.185-191, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2015.02.008
  • Dergi Adı: TRAVEL MEDICINE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.185-191

Özet

Background: The Thwaites and Lancet scoring systems have been used in the rapid diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM). However, brucellar meningoencephalitis (BME) has similar characteristics with TBM. The ultimate aim of this study is to infer data to see if BME should be included in the differential diagnosis of TBM when these two systems suggest the presence of TBM.