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Tuberculous Meningitis and COVID-19 Coinfection: A Diagnostic Challenge

Sara S Dhanawade, Aditya V Kurade

Citation Information : Dhanawade SS, Kurade AV. Tuberculous Meningitis and COVID-19 Coinfection: A Diagnostic Challenge. Pediatr Inf Dis 2021; 3 (2):79-80.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1299

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-07-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


The neurological manifestations of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) infection in children is not well documented. We hereby report a case of tuberculous meningitis and COVID-19 coinfection complicated by hydrocephalus and multiple arterial infarcts. The overlapping clinical presentation posed a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.

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