Trouble comes in twos

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 05 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1079
  1. Anna Goodman, respiratory registrar (
  1. Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

    We recently admitted two cases of tuberculous meningitis to our hospital within a week. Although this is an urban area, the condition is by no means common here. Both patients presented with confusion and a right sixth nerve palsy. One patient recovered fully, but the other remains affected. We applied the lessons we learnt from the first …

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