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Diagnostic Index of Thwaites et al for Tuberculous Meningitis in Adults From a Developing Country with High Prevalence of Tuberculosis

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Infectious Diseases
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Description:

Making the diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis in a developing country with limited resources can be difficult, with failure to do so often being fatal for the patient. Thwaites et al developed a diagnostic index for distinguishing patients with tuberculous meningitis from those with bacterial meningitis. The authors are from Centre for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City and the University of Oxford in England.

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