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J Neurocrit Care 2010;3(1): 23-25.
자연 관해의 임상경과를 보인 결핵성 수막염
신 형 우·구 본 대
관동대학교 의과대학 명지병원 신경과학교실
Tuberculous Meningitis Showing Spontaneous Regression in Clinical Course
Hyung Woo Shin, MD and Bon D. Ku, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology, Myongji Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea
ABSTRACT
Background: Spontaneous recovery of tuberculosis is well known concept especially in pulmonary tuberculosis. Spontaneous regression of tuberculous meningitis, however, is rarely reported. There were only 6 case reports of spontaneous regression of tuberculous meningitis.
Case Report: We describe a 65 year-old woman who showed spontaneous recovery progress of meningitis symptoms.
Conclusions: The underlying cause of meningitis was revealed as tuberculosis by the repeated polymerase chain reaction in cerebrospinal fluid.
Key Words: Tuberculous meningitis · Spontaneous regression
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