Tuberculous meningitis is the most common presentation of intracranial tuberculosis, and usually refers to infection of the leptomeninges. Uncommonly. Published online: January 07, Issue release date: Number of Print Pages: Number of Figures: 0. Number of Tables: 0. ISSN: (Print). Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) develops in 2 steps. Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli enter the host by droplet inhalation.

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Fever and headache are the cardinal features; confusion is a late feature and coma bears a poor prognosis. Then there is an increase in size of Rich focus until rupture. Corynebacterium diphtheriae Diphtheria Corynebacterium minutissimum Erythrasma Corynebacterium jeikeium Group JK corynebacterium sepsis.

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Tuberculous meningitis

Although the exudate can reach the Sylvian fissures it uncommonly extends over the cerebral convexities 3. Loading Stack – 0 images remaining.

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis of the meninges is the cardinal feature and the inflammation is concentrated towards the base of the brain. To quiz yourself on this article, log in to see multiple choice questions.

Meningism is absent in a fifth of patients with TB meningitis. Infobox medical condition new. The treatment of TB meningitis is isoniazidrifampicinpyrazinamide and ethambutol for two months, followed by isoniazid and rifampicin alone for a further ten months. Blood-borne spread certainly occurs, presumably by crossing the blood—brain barrier ; but a tubercuolsa of patients may get TB meningitis from rupture of a cortical focus in the brain; [8] an even smaller proportion get it from rupture of a bony focus in the spine.

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Tuberculous meningitis is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Oxford Handbook of Key Clinical Evidence. Patients may also have focal neurological deficits.

From here, infection spreads to interpeduncular cisternsaround optic chiasm and to pontomesencephalic, ambient and suprasellar cisterns. Articles Cases Courses Quiz. Blood culture, CT scan [1]. The infection spreads hematogenously from a distant focal point, usually pulmonary tuberculosis and lodges immediately deep to the pia forming Rich foci.


You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys. Textbook of Pulmonary Medicine. These can rupture into the subarachnoid space, forming an exudate. New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: Retrieved from ” https: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

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This is a group of tests that use polymerase chain reaction PCR to detect mycobacterial nucleic acid. Views Read Edit View history. Kornienko VN, Pronin I.

Acid-fast bacilli are sometimes seen on a CSF smear, but more commonly, M. Handbook of Pharmacy Healthcare: Anti-tuberculosis regimen is started after confirmation of diagnosis. Read it at Google Books – Find it at Amazon 5.