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SOURCE: American Journal of Medicine, November 1992;93(5):520-524.
HIV infection does not appear to influence the in-hospital mortality of tuberculous meningitis, a study indicates.
However, HIV-infected patients with tuberculosis meningitis do have an increased incidence of intracerebral mass lesions relative to other tuberculosis meningitis patients.
Researchers M.P. Dube and colleagues of the University of California, Los Angeles, reviewed the charts of 15 HIV+ and 16 HIV(-) patients with meningitis due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
There were no significant differences between the groups in symptoms, signs, appearance of chest …