A Case Report on Complicated Tuberculous Meningitis

  • Jawad N
  • Jafri S
  • Naqvi S
  • et al.
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Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is associated with significant complications of central nervous system. It is accompanied by nonspecific and heterogeneous clinical symptoms. We focused on the significance of early diagnosis and prompt treatment. We describe a case of TBM in a 19-year-old Asian female. She had a progressive motor weakness with no sensory findings. She was started on antituberculous therapy. Her magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast of dorsolumbar spine showed syringomyelia. Her culture and sensitivity for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) came negative. She was given a therapeutic trial of quinolones and Steroids. She had an uneventful recovery and was followed up for the past one year.




Jawad, N., Jafri, S., Naqvi, S., Ahmad, S. M., Naveed, S., & Ali, Z. (2017). A Case Report on Complicated Tuberculous Meningitis. Cureus. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.1222

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