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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Abstract

PITTELLA, José Eymard Homem  and  TOPPA, Nivaldo Hartung. Multiple cerebral tuberculomas: report of a post-mortem examined case with 37 lesions. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1988, vol.46, n.2, pp. 176-181. ISSN 0004-282X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1988000200008.

An autopsied case of multiple cerebral tuberculomas with 37 lesions, the one with the greatest number of lesions described in the literature, is reported. The patient was a chronic alcoholic and had generalized tuberculosis. The literature on multiple cerebral tuberculomas is reviewed and the neurological clinical picture presented by the patient and the association between generalized tuberculosis and chronic alcoholism arc commented upon.

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