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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

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REYES-FLORIAN, Giuliana  and  SEMINARIO-ALIAGA, Martin. Tuberculous meningitis of severe expression in pediatrics. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.3, pp.512-517. ISSN 1814-5469.

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global public health problem. The true magnitude of this epidemic is underestimated due to difficulties in diagnosing children and poor reporting. The diagnosis of childhood TB represents a challenge, since in children the infection usually proceeds with nonspecific clinical manifestations and is often asymptomatic, which delays the diagnosis, leading this age group to a high risk of disseminated infection. We then describe the case of a preschool child with meningeal tuberculosis (TM), with subacute clinical presentation of fever, progressive sensory disorder and signs of intracranial hypertension. The epidemiological history allowed the diagnosis and initiation of anti-tuberculosis therapy to be guided. The clinical course of the patient was torpid, developed very serious complications, with a fatal outcome.

Keywords : Meningitis; Child (source: MeSH NLM)..

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