Disseminated cerebral tuberculosis in an immunocompetent adolescent boy
07 April 2008
28 November 2008
28 July 2015 (online)
The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in children is increasing. In the year 2000, 11% of the 8.3 million new cases of TB worldwide occurred in children less than 15 years of age. We describe a case of miliary cerebral and retinal TB that occurred in an immunocompetent adolescent who was treated with anti TB therapy for 14 months and had a complete resolution of the cerebral lesions.