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Ann Urol (Paris). 2002 Jan;36(1):26-8.

[Meningeal tuberculosis and renal lithiasis. A case report].

[Article in French]

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Unité de réanimation, service des maladies infectieuses, CHU d'Oran, Oran, Algérie.


Urinary tuberculosis is frequent in Algeria. The discovery of the disease become difficult when one of the three criterium of the diagnostic does not allow a diagnosis of certitude. The authors reported the case of a 44 years-old patient admitted to hospital for tuberculous meningitis recovery from left nephrectomy for urinary lithiasis. The histology does not find specific lesions. Then, no antituberculous treatment is prescribed. The patient has developed renal and meningitis tuberculosis associated with urinary lithiasis. Koch's bacillus is found in the urine. The evolution under medical treatment was excellent. The urinary lithiasis has hided tuberculosis and the discovery of the disease was late.

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