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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D ICD – About Blog Go ad-free. Edit article Share article View revision history. Blood-borne spread certainly occurs, presumably by crossing the blood—brain barrier ; but a proportion 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.

The infection spreads hematogenously from a distant focal tuberculoea, usually pulmonary tuberculosis and lodges immediately deep to the pia forming Rich foci. The treatment of TB meningitis is isoniazidrifampicinpyrazinamide and ethambutol for two months, followed by isoniazid and rifampicin alone for a further ten months.

Meningitis and other diseases of meninges G00—G03— ELISPOT testing is not useful for the diagnosis of acute TB meningitis and is often false negative, [12] but may paradoxically become positive after treatment has started, which helps to confirm the diagnosis. Acid-fast bacilli are sometimes tuberdulosa on a CSF smear, but more commonly, M.


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CSF analysis reveals lymphocytosis, increased protein leptomeninbitis and decreased glucose levels. You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys. Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads. Antibiotic therapy and corticosteroids [2]. Tuberculous meningitis is Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection of the meninges —the system of membranes which envelop the central nervous system.

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

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Although the exudate can reach the Sylvian fissures it uncommonly extends over the cerebral convexities 3. Tubercles rupture in subarachnoid area causes meningitis.

lleptomeningitis Corynebacterium diphtheriae Diphtheria Corynebacterium minutissimum Erythrasma Corynebacterium jeikeium Group JK corynebacterium sepsis. Tuberculous meningitis is also known as TB meningitis or tubercular meningitis. The symptoms will mimic those of space-occupying lesions. MR imaging and spectroscopy tugerculosa central nervous system infection. This purulent material is primarily located in vicinity of basal cisterns: Then there is an increase in size of Rich focus until rupture.


These can rupture into the subarachnoid space, forming an exudate. Meningism is absent in a fifth of patients with TB meningitis.

[Leukocytes in leptomeningitis tuberculosa and Cohnheim’s theory].

To quiz yourself on this article, log in to see multiple choice questions. Oxford Handbook of Key Clinical Evidence. From here, infection spreads to interpeduncular cisternsaround optic chiasm and to pontomesencephalic, ambient and suprasellar cisterns. Leptomeningiris in Research and Treatment: Patients may also have focal neurological deficits.

In low prevalence areas it is more frequently encountered in adolescents and adults. Diseases and Patient Advice.

[Pathogenesis of leptomeningitis tuberculosa].

Fever and headache are the cardinal features; confusion is a late feature and coma bears a poor prognosis. Seizures, focal neurological deficits, stupor and coma may be seen in late stages. Thank you for updating your details. Choroid plexitis may also be a late manifestation as is mass-like regions of caesous necrosis within this exudate. Cellular and Molecular Basis.