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[Comment] Use of corticosteroids in tuberculous meningitis

Tuberculous meningitis, the most devastating complication of tuberculosis, is a leading cause of death among children with tuberculosis. Those surviving tuberculous meningitis frequently have serious neurological disabilities. This consequence was noted by many early researchers soon after chemotherapy was introduced; Fitzpatrick in 19541 reported the outcome of tuberculous meningitis among patients treated in Denver receiving streptomycin, para-aminosalicylic acid, and isoniazid, the most efficacious regimen then available.

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