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Tuberculous meningitis

Tuberculous meningitis: Introduction

Tuberculous meningitis: Tuberculous meningitis is an infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord caused by Koch's bacillus. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Tuberculous meningitis is available below.

Symptoms of Tuberculous meningitis

Treatments for Tuberculous meningitis

  • Treatment involves several antitubercular drugs at the same time, as it does for pulmonary tuberculosis. Treatment usually lasts for at least 12 months. Systemic steroids may also be used
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Causes of Tuberculous meningitis

  • Tuberculous meningitis is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis. The bacteria spreads to the brain from another site in the body
  • AIDS
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Other disorders that compromise the immune system
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
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Tuberculous meningitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Tuberculous meningitis

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Tuberculous meningitis: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Tuberculous meningitis

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

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Definitions of Tuberculous meningitis:

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)

 

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