Author(s): Misra UK, Kalita J, Srivastava M, Mandal SK
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Abstract Twenty-six clinical, laboratory and CT scan features in 49 patients with tuberculous meningitis (TBM) were analysed to identify the parameters of prognostic significance. Employing univariate analysis, seven variables were found to correlate with three month outcome; these variables included the stage of TBM on admission, focal weakness, Glasgow coma scale (GCS), incontinence, infarction, hydrocephalus and shunt surgery. Analysing all 26 variables, a conditional logistic regression model was derived. In this model stage of TBM, age, focal weakness, cranial nerve palsy and hydrocephalus were found to be contributing to the three month outcome of TBM patients as assessed by the Barthel index.
This article was published in J Neurol Sci
and referenced in Journal of Meningitis