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Meningeal Tuberculosis: Still A Diagnostic Challenge

Rita Magalhães Moita, Vanessa Gorito, Sara Monteiro Cunha, Carolina Faria, Mafalda Sampaio, Margarida Tavares.

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Tuberculosis meningitis is the most severe extrapulmonary complication of tuberculosis. The authors present a case of an unvaccinated female infant with the initial suspicion of bacterial meningitis. However, due to the absence of therapeutical response, clinical worsening and given the imaging and laboratory findings, the diagnosis of pulmonary and meningeal tuberculosis was confirmed.

Key words: Bacille Calmette-Guérin, Child, Hydrocephalus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Vaccination, Tuberculous meningitis

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