This community-based study analyzed 54 patients with definite or probable tuberculous meningitis (TBM) in New Mexico from 1970 through 1990.
Patients ranged in age from 4 months to 86 years.
The highest age-specific incidence occurred in the elderly, but 22% of patients were less than 10 years old.
Patients were as likely to live in small towns as in large urban cities.
Symptoms were present for a median of 13 days before admission.
The majority of patients had fevers, headache, stiff neck, and mental changes, such as confusion or lethargy.
Focal neurologic signs were present in 33%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Méningite, Epidémiologie, Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacteriaceae, Mycobacteriales, Actinomycetes, Bactérie, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Nouveau Mexique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système nerveux central pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Meningitis, Epidemiology, Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacteriaceae, Mycobacteriales, Actinomycetes, Bacteria, Human, Nervous system diseases, New Mexico, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B05B02I. Création : 199406.