Tuberculous and brucellosis meningitis differential diagnosis


erdem H., Şenbayrak S., GENCER S., HASBUN R., Karahocagil M. K. , şengöz G., ...More

TRAVEL MEDICINE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE, vol.13, no.2, pp.185-191, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2015.02.008
  • Journal Name: TRAVEL MEDICINE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.185-191

Abstract

Background: The Thwaites and Lancet scoring systems have been used in the rapid diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM). However, brucellar meningoencephalitis (BME) has similar characteristics with TBM. The ultimate aim of this study is to infer data to see if BME should be included in the differential diagnosis of TBM when these two systems suggest the presence of TBM.