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Tuberculous meningitis is the most severe form of tuberculosis and causes substantial morbidity and mortality in adults and children. The prevalence of multidrug-resistant (rifampin-isoniazid) strains requires the use of more toxic second-line drugs. We report a case of tuberculous meningitis in a 3-year-old Italian child.


Maria Vittoria Mauro, Paolina Cavalcanti, Raffaella Ledonne, Cristina Giraldi, Domenico Sperlì. Description of primary multidrug-resistant tuberculous meningitis in an Italian child. Microbial drug resistance (Larchmont, N.Y.). 2012 Feb;18(1):71-3

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PMID: 21711151

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