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[Multiple intracranial tuberculomas in infancy].

Authors
  • Serrano, M
  • Campistol, J
  • Chávez, B
  • Caritg, J
  • Fortuny, C
  • Costa, J M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista de neurologia
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2001
Volume
33
Issue
1
Pages
44–46
Identifiers
PMID: 11562860
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although intracranial tuberculomas usually occur in adults, they may be seen in children following meningoencephalitis. Occasionally, following a good initial response to tuberculostatic drugs, tuberculomas appear, although not present before, as happened in our patient. This usually occurs within the first three months, and although the mechanism is unknown, it is believed to be due to the accumulation of lymphocytes and macrophages at preexisting microscopic foci when treatment is started.

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