tuberculous meningitis


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tu·ber·cu·lous men·in·gi·tis

inflammation of the cerebral leptomeninges marked by the presence of granulomatous inflammation; it is usually confined to the base of the brain (basilar meningitis, internal hydrocephalus) and is accompanied in children by an accumulation of spinal fluid in the ventricles (acute hydrocephalus).
Synonym(s): cerebral tuberculosis (1)

tuberculous meningitis

tuberculous meningitis

Neurology M tuberculosis meningitis caused by spread from elsewhere in the body Risk factors Hx pulmonary tuberculosis, alcoholism, AIDS. See Meningitis Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

tu·ber·cu·lous men·in·gi·tis

(tū-bĕr'kyū-lŭs men'in-jī'tis)
Inflammation of the cerebral leptomeninges marked by the presence of granulomatous inflammation; it is usually confined to the base of the brain (basilar meningitis, internal hydrocephalus) and is accompanied in children by an accumulation of spinal fluid in the ventricles (acute hydrocephalus).
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