Items tagged with Extrapulmonary TB

Corticosteroids for managing tuberculous meningitis (post)

The Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) have carried out a review update to evaluate the effects of corticosteroids being used alongside anti-tuberculosis medication to treat people suffering from tuberculous meningitis.

India: Increasing burden brings forth patients with ocular tuberculosis (post)

Ophthalmologists across the country are recording more and more cases of ocular tuberculosis, particularly patients with tubercular uveitis, a form of inflammation of the middle layer (uvea) of the eye caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis or by the interaction between the body's immune system and mycobacteria.

'I have tuberculosis in my brain' (post)

Johnny Islam, 29, is from Leyton in east London. Although having TB in the brain is rare, the disease itself is not.

Early, intensified TB meningitis treatment decreases mortality risk (post)

Early and intensified medication improved survival in patients with isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis meningitis, according to researchers.

Biological fingerprint of tuberculosis meningitis discovered in children (post)

Children with tuberculosis meningitis - a brain and spinal cord infection that leads to disability and death -- have a biological fingerprint that can be used to assess the severity of the condition, help decide the best course of treatment, and provide clues for novel treatments, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, Imperial College London and the University of Cape Town reveal.

Early intensified treatment boosted drug-resistant TB meningitis survival, but detection remains challenged (post)

A randomized trial of clinical outcomes for patients with drug-resistant tuberculous meningitis underscores that new diagnostic tools and treatments for the disease are critically needed, authors of a report in the July Clinical Infectious Diseases write. Their study found early identification of drug-resistance and intensified treatment to be pivotal in improving survival chances of people with the disease, the most fatal form of TB, that also is among the most difficult to detect. Even with treatment, the disease kills about a third of patients who have it the authors note.

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