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

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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.

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Received: September 3, 2001 · Revision accepted: June 3, 2002

E. Bottieau (corresponding author)

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Bottieau, E., Noë, A., Florence, E. et al. Multiple Tuberculous Brain Abscesses in an HIV-Infected Patient Successfully Treated with HAART and Antituberculous Treatment. Infection 31, 118–120 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1007/s15010-002-2121-2

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Keywords

  • Nervous System
  • Central Nervous System
  • Mortality Rate
  • Tuberculosis
  • Develop Country