C134 - Tuberculosis of the Central Nervous System

Event Time: Wednesday April 25, 2018 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Global Health, Infectious Disease
Director(s): Jerome Chin MD, PhD, MPH, FAAN
Description: Tuberculosis is the leading infectious cause of death in the world with cases reported in every region. Central nervous system tuberculosis, including meningitis, tuberculomas, and vertebral involvement, carries the highest morbidity and mortality. With increasing global migration and travel, neurologists in all countries need to be prepared to diagnosis and treat tuberculosis. The faculty will discuss the current guidelines and recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of central nervous system tuberculosis. Case presentations will be used to provide practical guidance.
Completion Message: Participants should be familiar with the different clinical presentations of central nervous system tuberculosis, understand the advantages and limitations of diagnostic studies, and be able to make a diagnosis using available clinical, laboratory, and imaging findings.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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