Tuberculosis, Meningeal


Hypertrophic Pachymeningitides, Tuberculous

Hypertrophic Pachymeningitis, Tuberculous

Meningeal Tuberculoses

Meningeal Tuberculosis

Meningitides, Tubercular

Meningitides, Tuberculosis

Meningitides, Tuberculous

Meningitis, Tubercular

Meningitis, Tuberculosis

Meningitis, Tuberculous

Pachymeningitides, Tuberculous Hypertrophic

Pachymeningitis, Tuberculous Hypertrophic

TB Meningitides

TB Meningitis

Tubercular Meningitides

Tubercular Meningitis

Tuberculoses, Meningeal

Tuberculosis Meningitides

Tuberculosis Meningitis

Tuberculous Hypertrophic Pachymeningitides

Tuberculous Hypertrophic Pachymeningitis

Tuberculous Meningitides

Tuberculous Meningitis

A form of bacterial meningitis caused by MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS or rarely MYCOBACTERIUM BOVIS. The organism seeds the meninges and forms microtuberculomas which subsequently rupture. The clinical course tends to be subacute, with progressions occurring over a period of several days or longer. Headache and meningeal irritation may be followed by SEIZURES, cranial neuropathies, focal neurologic deficits, somnolence, and eventually COMA. The illness may occur in immunocompetent individuals or as an OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTION in the ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME and other immunodeficiency syndromes. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp717-9)