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Neurology. 1990 Oct;40(10):1617-8.

Rapid diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Niigata University, Japan.

Abstract

Using a rapid and highly sensitive method for the diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), we detected the Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome in CSF of 5 of 6 patients with clinically diagnosed tuberculous meningitis. The genome was not present in CSF from 10 patients with other types of meningitis and 10 normal controls.

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