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
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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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Wrongly Diagnosed with Tuberculous meningitis?
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Tuberculous meningitis: Deaths
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Tuberculous meningitis: Complications
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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
- Excessive alcohol use
- Other disorders that compromise the immune system
- Pulmonary tuberculosis
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Disease Topics Related To Tuberculous meningitis
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Tuberculous meningitis: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Tuberculous meningitis
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was initially misdiagnosed as a ...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can also kill the "good" bacteria in...read more »
Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis,
when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection,
such as a common cold....read more »
Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been
immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears
off...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical...read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis.
The condition...read more »
MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
This is particularly true of mild...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia (such...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
A variety of symptoms can...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of...read more »
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Tuberculous meningitis: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Tuberculous meningitis
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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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Statistics for Tuberculous meningitis
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Types of Tuberculous meningitis
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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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