cerebral tuberculosis

ce·re·bral tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

1. Synonym(s): tuberculous meningitis
2. cerebral tuberculoma.
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Among admitted cases, prominent omissions were myocarditis 7 followed by Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 2, congenital bicuspid aortic valve stenosis 2, Pneumothorax 1, cerebral tuberculosis 1.
The lesion at the level of cerebral parenchyma or meninx may become active years after the infection [8], suggesting that to diagnose cerebral tuberculosis one must consider it, especially in countries like Colombia with a high incidence of tuberculosis.
However, these methods have limitations worth mentioning, and in the presence of normal cellularity and suspicion of cerebral tuberculosis, consideration should be given to performing a cerebral biopsy [9], as the Ziehl-Neelsen staining has low sensitivity detecting bacilli in 25% of the cases.
Cerebral tuberculosis mimicking intracranial tumour, H Yanardag, S Uygun, V Yumuk, M Caner, B Canbaz, Singapore Med J 2005; 46(12) : 731
Cerebral tuberculosis in patients with the Acquired lmmunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).