Cyclophosphamide in the Treatment of Refractory Proliferative Arachnoiditis in CNS Tuberculosis

Conditions:   Tuberculosis;   Tubercular Meningitis;   Arachnoiditis; Tuberculous (Etiology) Intervention:   Drug: Cyclophosphamide injection Sponsor:   All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi Not yet recruiting
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Abstract Infections of the central nervous system (CNS) are a leading cause of mortality in low- and middle-income countries. We studied the spectrum, aetiology and outcome of CNS infections in 401 consecutive patients aged ≥12 years admitted at the medical emergency centre of PGIMER, Chandigarh, India. An aetiological diagnosis was made in 365 (91.0%) patients, with 149 (40.8%) microbiologically confirmed cases. CNS tuberculosis was the most prevalent cause (51.5%), followed by viral meningoencephalitis (13.9%), community-acquired bacterial meningitis (9.7%), cryptococcal meningitis (6.2%), scrub typhus mening...
Source: Tropical Doctor - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Trop Doct Source Type: research
This report presents the case of a 10-month-old infant who had an unusual presentation of pulmonary tuberculosis with no cough, poor growth or documented temperature>38 C despite extensive right lung involvement with lung abscess formation and pleural effusions. Inflammatory markers were minimally deranged. The diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis was confirmed based on positive tuberculosis polymerase chain reaction test. The child made a successful clinical and radiological recovery upon completion of anti-tuberculosis drug regimen for six months. This report brings to light that it is crucial for clinicians to have a ...
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respir Med Case Rep Source Type: research
Conclusion: In addition to the specific anti-tubercular and adjuvant corticosteroid therapies for TBM, thalidomide can be used as a “salvage” antitubercular drug in cases that are unresponsive to corticosteroids.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Bacillus Calmette-Gu érin (BCG) vaccination, which has a protective effect against meningeal and miliary tuberculosis, has been widely used worldwide (Rodrigues et al., 1993; von Reyn, 2017). In Japan, the universal BCG vaccination policy has been applied since 1951 (Aoki, 1993). Adverse events such as subcutaneous abs cess and axillary lymphadenitis have been commonly reported (Aishwarya et al., 2015; Deeks et al., 2005). However, serious systemic adverse events including osteomyelitis or disseminated BCG, are exceedingly unusual and occur mostly in patients with immunodeficiency (Deeks et al., 2005; Suleiman et al., 2017).
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Authors: Lampros A, Caumes E, Psimaras D, Galanaud D, Clarençon F, Peyre M, Deltour S, Bielle F, Lhote R, Haroche J, Amoura Z, Cohen Aubart F Abstract Infections are a frequent cause of cerebral vasculitis, important to diagnose because a specific treatment may be required. Infection-associated vasculitis can be caused by angiotropic pathogens (varicella zoster virus, syphilis, aspergillus). They can be associated with subarachnoidal meningitis (tuberculosis, pyogenic meningitis, cysticercosis). They can appear contiguously to sinuses or orbital infection (aspergillosis, mucormycosis). Finally, they also may...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Cerebral infarctions in patients with tuberculous meningitis are events that cannot be underestimated in terms of frequency or severity. Their poor prognosis is partly the result of insufficiently defined management, which combines anti-tuberculosis treatment and early corticosteroid therapy. PMID: 32861533 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
Abstract Phaeohyphomycosis causes a wide spectrum of systemic manifestations and can affect even the immunocompetent hosts. Involvement of the central nervous system is rare. A 48-year-old farmer presented with chronic headache, fever, and impaired vision and hearing. Serial MRIs of the brain showed enhancing exudates in the basal cisterns, and lesions in the sella and perichiasmatic and cerebellopontine angle regions along with enhancement of the cranial nerves and leptomeninges. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) showed lymphocytic pleocytosis with elevated protein and decreased glucose on multiple occasions. Clinical, i...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our findings suggest that childhood TB is facing new challenges, and the policy should be adjusted timely to fit the real situation. PMID: 32851083 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We found Xpert MTB/RIF sensitivity to vary by specimen type, with gastric aspirate specimens having the highest sensitivity followed by sputum and stool, and nasopharyngeal specimens the lowest; specificity in all specimens was> 98%. Compared with Xpert MTB/RIF, Xpert Ultra sensitivity in sputum was higher and specificity slightly lower. Xpert MTB/RIF was accurate for detection of rifampicin resistance. Xpert MTB/RIF was sensitive for diagnosing lymph node tuberculosis. For children with presumed tuberculous meningitis, treatment decisions should be based on the entirety of clinical information and treatmen...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Conclusion: Opportunistic neuroinfections are the most commonneurological manifestation in patients with AIDS, with cryptococcal meningitis being the most commonopportunistic neuroinfection occurring as AIDS-defining illness in one-third of the patients with neuro-AIDS.
Source: Neurology India - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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