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What is Tuberculous meningitis?

What is Tuberculous meningitis?

  • Tuberculous meningitis: Tuberculous meningitis is an infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord caused by Koch's bacillus.

Tuberculous meningitis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Tuberculous meningitis, or a subtype of Tuberculous meningitis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Tuberculous meningitis: Introduction

Types of Tuberculous meningitis:

Broader types of Tuberculous meningitis:

How serious is Tuberculous meningitis?

Prognosis of Tuberculous meningitis: Tuberculous meningitis is life-threatening if untreated. Long-term follow-up is needed to detect repeated infections (recurrences).
Complications of Tuberculous meningitis: see complications of Tuberculous meningitis

What causes Tuberculous meningitis?

Causes of Tuberculous meningitis: see causes of Tuberculous meningitis

What are the symptoms of Tuberculous meningitis?

Symptoms of Tuberculous meningitis: see symptoms of Tuberculous meningitis

Complications of Tuberculous meningitis: see complications of Tuberculous meningitis

Onset of Tuberculous meningitis: Can occur at any age but is more common in malnourished and immunocompromised patients.

Can anyone else get Tuberculous meningitis?

More information: see contagiousness of Tuberculous meningitis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Tuberculous meningitis

Tuberculous meningitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tuberculous meningitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tuberculous meningitis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tuberculous meningitis: Neurologist, Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tuberculous meningitis.
Treatments for Tuberculous meningitis: see treatments for Tuberculous meningitis
Research for Tuberculous meningitis: see research for Tuberculous meningitis

Name and Aliases of Tuberculous meningitis

Main name of condition: Tuberculous meningitis

Other names or spellings for Tuberculous meningitis:

Tubercular meningitis, TB meningitis

TB meningitis, Tubercular meningitis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Tuberculous meningitis: Related Conditions

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