LEPTOMENINGITIS TUBERCULOSA PDF

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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Tuberculous meningitis is the most common presentation of intracranial tuberculosisand usually refers to infection of the leptomeninges.

The remainder of this article pertains to leptomeningeal tuberculosis, which involves the arachnoid mater and pia mater.

In low prevalence areas it is more frequently encountered in adolescents and adults. Most common clinical manifestations are fever, headache, vomiting and neck stiffness. Seizures, focal neurological deficits, stupor and coma may be tuberculosx in late stages.

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CSF analysis reveals lymphocytosis, increased protein level and decreased glucose levels.

Tuberculous meningitis

Tuberculous meningitis is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The infection spreads hematogenously from a distant focal point, usually pulmonary tuberculosis and lodges immediately deep to the pia forming Rich foci.

These can rupture into the subarachnoid space, forming an exudate. This purulent material is primarily located in vicinity of basal cisterns: From here, infection spreads to interpeduncular cisternsaround optic chiasm and to pontomesencephalic, ambient and suprasellar cisterns.

Although the exudate can reach the Sylvian fissures it uncommonly extends over the cerebral convexities le;tomeningitis. Choroid plexitis may also leptomeningitls a late manifestation as is mass-like regions of caesous necrosis within this exudate. Anti-tuberculosis regimen is started after confirmation of diagnosis. Treatment of complications e. To quiz yourself on this article, log in to see multiple choice questions. You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys.

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