cerebral tuberculosis

ce·re·bral tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

1. Synonym(s): tuberculous meningitis
2. cerebral tuberculoma.
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Cerebral tuberculosis is a rare and serious form of disease secondary to haematogenous spread of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Some experts advise to prolong this continuation phase to 9-12 months in cerebral tuberculosis, because of the associated morbidity.
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.
(1.) 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).