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Comuted Tomographic Findings in Tuberculous Meningitis.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1983;26(7):675-680.
Published online July 31, 1983.
Comuted Tomographic Findings in Tuberculous Meningitis.
H Y Chung, K J Kim, T C Kwon, Y D Kwon, C M Kang
Department of :Pediatrics,Keimyung University,School of Medicine,Daegut Korea
결핵성 뇌막염의 뇌전산화 단층촬영 소견
정혜영, 김귀자, 권태찬, 권영대, 강진무
계명대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
14 cases of clinically proven tuberculous meningitis were studied by computed tomography at Keimyung University, School of Medicine during the period of 23 months from April 1980 through Februrary 1982. We obtained some results through C-T scan. We observed the clinical progress of the disease to the abnormal C-T findings and investigated the relationship between C-T findings and prognosis of the patients.57.1 % of tuberculous meningitis had abnormal C-T findings such as infarction (44%), hydrocephalus(31 %), brain atrophy(19%), and calcification.The patient with normal C-T finding showed better prognosis than those with abnormal results. Infarction and brain atrophy began to appear earlier than hydrocephalus or calcification. Authors may concluded that computed tomographic findings of tuberculous meningitis in children may be helpful in assessing the diagnosis, disease progress and prognosis of the patient.
Key Words: Tuberculous meningitis, computed tomography

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