Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 372–375 | Cite as

The functional state of the choroid plexus epithelium in the brains of humans dying of tuberculous meningitis

  • G. G. Avtandilov
Morphology and Pathomorphology


By studying the absorption of Turnbull blue in the corpses of 22 patients dead of tuberculous meningitis and 8 individuals brought shortly after sudden violent deaths and serving as controls, the author has shown that tuberculous meningitis destroys the cells of the epithelial cover of the choroid plexus quite unevenly: some cells necrotize and die while others are still quite viable. The metabolic variation of individual cells has an important influence in determining their susceptibility at the time of being subjected to toxic influences.


Public Health Meningitis Functional State Individual Cell Important Influence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. G. Avtandilov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Normal Anatomy of the North-Ossetia Medical Institute the City of OrdzhonikidzeOrdzhonikidzeUSSR
  2. 2.Pathological Anatomic Division of the Republic of Kabardin-Balkarian United General Hospital NalchikRepublic of Kabardin-Balkarian United

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