Sanjay K. Jain

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Tuberculous meningitis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has tuberculous meningitis? What are the typical findings for this disease? Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is estimated that 8.8 million new cases of active TB occur worldwide annually (WHO 2011). Though TB primarily affects the lungs,…

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know When do you suspect tuberculosis? What should you expect to find? In non-endemic areas of the world such as the US, tuberculosis (TB) should be suspected in the setting of a recent close contact with a person with infectious TB or other risk factors for developing TB (see…

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