oa South African Medical Journal - An epidemiologocal investigation of tuberculous meningitis in the Western Province of the Cape of Good Hope*

Volume 27, Issue 21
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



*Based on part of a thesis accepted for the M.D. Degree, University of Cape Town, December, 1952. Isolation of the casual organisms was attempted by means of guinea pig inoculation and cultural methods in 202 cases of tuberculous meningitis, 163 of which originated in the Cape Peninsula and the remaining 39 in various towns of the Western Province of the Cape. Material consisted of ante-mortem cerebrospinal fluid and / or cerebrospinal fluid and basal exudate obtained post-mortem.

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