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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Objective: To determine the clinical presentations and outcomes of the children suffering from tuberculous meningitis.
Among the 55 patients of the HAART experienced group who were diagnosed with tuberculosis, 24 patients had pulmonary tuberculosis, 8 patients had tuberculous meningitis, 13 patients had pleural effusion and 10 patients had tuberculous lymphadenopathy.
At the beginning, tuberculous meningitis (TBM) was considered.