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Causes of Tuberculous meningitis

Causes of Tuberculous meningitis

Tuberculous meningitis is caused by the bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The risk factors associated with developing tuberculous meningitis include immunosuppression (e.g., AIDS), excessive alcohol consumption, and pulmonary tuberculosis.

List of causes of Tuberculous meningitis

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Tuberculous meningitis) that could possibly cause Tuberculous meningitis includes:

  • 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

Primary Cause of Tuberculous meningitis

The primary cause of Tuberculous meningitis is the result:

  • of an infectious agent.

Tuberculous meningitis: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Tuberculous meningitis, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Tuberculous meningitis:

Tuberculous meningitis: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Tuberculous meningitis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Tuberculous meningitis as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Tuberculous meningitis as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Tuberculous meningitis. Our database lists the following as having Tuberculous meningitis as a complication of that condition:

Related information on causes of Tuberculous meningitis:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Tuberculous meningitis may be found in:


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