Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1972;15(9):806-810.
Published online September 30, 1972.
The Clinical Observation of Tuberculous Meningitis in Children
Sung He Shin, Chong Nam Kim, Ki Joon Kim
Department of Pediatrics. Chonju Presbyterian Medical Center
소아결핵성 뇌막염의 임상적 고찰
신성희, 김종납, 김기준
전주예수병원 소아과
Abstract
Eighty nine cases of children with tuberculous meningitis were treated at Chon ju Presbyterian Medical Center from Jan. 1966 to Dec. 1971. The results were as follow: 1) Tuberculous meningitis comprises 47.8%(89 patients) of the total meningitis cases of 186 patients, who were treated in the same period of the time. ; 2) Age & sex incidence; 76. 4% were under the age of 6, the greatest number of these being between the age of 1 & 2. 3) Seasonal incidence; 68. 5% were observed during summer and spring. 4) In 24.1% of the 89 tuberculous meningitis cases, the source of tuberculous infection was found among their family. 5) PPD skin test was positive in 38%. 6) Lungs were clear in 40. 4% and miliary tuberculosis were found in 13. 5% of chest X-rays. 7) The recovery without sequel occurred in 65. 2%.


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