Tygerberg Children’s Hospital successful in TB meningitis treatment for children

A four year clinical study has shown pioneering success in treating children with TB meningitis.

The study, which included 184 children, found an effective treatment for brain abscesses caused by TB meningitis with the use of Thalidomine treatment.

In addition, the study has also found that the treatment is effective in treating the inflammation of the eye nerves – another complication of TB meningitis. The treatment has restored the sight of children who were left blind due to this complication.

Dr Ronald van Toorn, Paediatric Specialist explains what this medical progress means for health practitioners and patients going forward.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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