What Is the Definition of Tuberculous Meningitis?

Q:
What is the definition of tuberculous meningitis?

A:
Those who suffer from tuberculous meningitis have their central nervous system affected by TB. In other words, their spinal cord, brain, or meninges gets infected.

Its common signs include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Weight loss
  • Spinal cord lesions
  • Blurred vision
  • Vomiting

 

About Treatment:

Early treatment is important. And here’s the good news: tuberculous meningitis often responds well to treatment.

Common treatment option is medications over a year.

Medications usually include:

  • Rifampicin
  • Pyrazinamide
  • INH

 

Keyword: tuberculous meningitis

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