Welcome to the UK - TB meningitis web site. This website contains information on the study on TB meningitis being established by the Brain Infections Group, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool.
Tubercular meningitis is a major medical issue around the globe and is a growing problem in the UK. Diagnosis of TB meningitis is difficult and time consuming resulting in empirical treatment initiation. There is a paucity of research on TB meningitis in the UK. Clinicians are often guided by a diagnostic algorithm which was developed by researchers in Vietnam, however this algorithm has not been validated in the UK.
This study on TB meningitis aims to assess the applicability of the Vietnam Algorithm in the UK population. Other aims include an analysis of the clinical features, patient outcomes, health economics and quality of life of patients suffering from TB meningitis.
Details of other work being done by the Brain Infections Group, Liverpool Institute of Infection and Global Health can be found at www.liv.ac.uk/braininfections
Dr Michael Griffiths (BMedSci, BMBS, DPhil)
Senior Clinical Lecturer
Honorary Paediatric Neurology Consultant
Institute of Infection and Global Health
Ronald Ross Building
8 West Derby Street