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Hemifacial spasm in tuberculous meningitis.
  1. R. Sandyk


    Hemifacial spasm developed in a 47-year-old man with tuberculous meningitis. The spasms ceased completely following vigorous antituberculous treatment. A selective compression of the facial nerve root along its exit at the brainstem by a localised inflammatory process is the most tenable explanation for the development of the hemifacial spasm.

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