Tuberculous Meningitis, WhatÃ¢ÂÂs New?
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dan Adler
Division of Pneumology, University of Geneva Hospitals
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Received Date: April 21, 2017; Accepted Date: May 19, 2017; Published Date: May 22, 2017
Citation: Lolachi S, Janssens JP, Adler D (2017) Tuberculous Meningitis, What’s New?. J Neuroinfect Dis 8:248. doi: 10.4172/2314-7326.1000248
Copyright: © 2017 Lolachi S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Tuberculous meningitis may not be the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in non-endemic countries, but it is certainly the most dangerous form of meningitis with a high morbidity and mortality. The diagnosis is difficult and a delay in treatment initiation can lead to poor outcomes, including severe neurological disability. In the setting of world globalization and frequent travel to endemic areas, it is important that physicians be acquainted with this disease. This review discusses the most recent advances related to diagnosis and treatment regimens, including the challenges associated with the treatment of individuals with concomitant human immunodeficiency virus infection as well as advances in vaccination against mycobacterium tuberculosis.