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Table 1 General patients’ characteristics

From: Cerebral abscesses of tuberculosis origin: study of 8 cases at the University Hospital of Conakry

  Case no. 1 Case no. 2 Case no. 3 Case no. 4 Case no. 5 Case no. 6 Case no. 7 Case no. 8
Age/sex 9 years, male 37 years, male 50 years, female 41 years, male 24 years, female 31 years, male 15 years, male 59 years, female
History of tuberculosis Yes No No No Yes No No Yes
Notion of contagion Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
ITR Positive Positive Negative Positive Negative Positive Positive Negative
Extracerebral tuberculosis No Yes, urogenital Yes, pulmonary Yes, pulmonary No Yes, pulmonary No Yes, pulmonary
HIV serology Negative Negative Negative Negative Positive Negative Negative Positive
Clinic Fever, headache, vomiting, confusion Headache, vomiting, slimming, focal sign, confusion Fever, vomiting, slimming, focal sign, coma Fever, headache, focal sign, confusion Fever, headache, vomiting, slimming, focal sign, coma Headache, focal sign, convulsions, coma, slimming Headache, focal sign, convulsions Fever, focal sign, convulsions, coma
Antituberculosis treatment (duration) 21 months 21 months 21 months 21 months 2 months 21 months 21 months 1 month
Surgery Puncture, exeresis Puncture Puncture Puncture Puncture Puncture Puncture Puncture, exeresis
Evolution Favorable Favorable Average (hemiparesis) Average (epilepsy) Death Average (epilepsy) Favorable Death
  1. ITR intradermal tuberculin reaction, HIV human immunodeficiency virus