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Infection

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 118–120 | Cite as

Multiple Tuberculous Brain Abscesses in an HIV-Infected Patient Successfully Treated with HAART and Antituberculous Treatment

  • E. Bottieau
  • A. Noë
  • E. Florence
  • R. Colebunders
Case Report

Abstract.

Tuberculous brain abscesses (TBA) are an unusual clinical presentation of central nervous system tuberculosis occurring extremely infrequently in developed countries, and almost always in immunocompromised patients. Before the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), TBA were associated with a high mortality rate in AIDS patients. We describe an HIV-infected patient presenting with multiple TBA who recovered completely with a combination of HAART and anti-tuberculous treatment.

Keywords

Nervous System Central Nervous System Mortality Rate Tuberculosis Develop Country 
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© Urban & Vogel Medien und Medizin Verlagsgesellschaft 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Bottieau
    • 1
  • A. Noë
    • 1
  • E. Florence
    • 1
  • R. Colebunders
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Clinical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium. ebottieau@poliklin.itg.beBE
  2. 2.Tropical Diseases Unit, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem, BelgiumBE

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