Whitener21 presented another case of tuberculous cerebral abscess, and made an exhaustive search of the world literature, finding 57 cases designated as tuberculous cerebral abscess, but only 16 fulfilled his rigid criteria based on the microscopic, histological, and bacteriological aspects. He discussed the theories of the pathogenesis and made a clinical analysis of the previous 16 cases.
This paper presents the autopsy findings of a new case of tuberculous cerebral abscess in a woman without previous history of tuberculosis. The abscess was excised, and a miliary dissemination to other parts of the body was discovered later at autopsy.
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