colon; Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) may occur with tuberculosis infection, and young children are more prone to this disease. The clinical manifestations, time course, and treatment of TBM are unlike those of other types of meningitis, and the disease presents unique challenges for nurses caring for these patients. This case study highlights the typical presentation, course, and management of TBM in a pediatric patient and provides an overview of this devastating disease. Specific nursing issues related to the care of these children are outlined.
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