n SA Journal of Radiology - Haemorrhage in intracranial tuberculosis : case report




Extracted from text ... Introduction Intracranial tuberculosis is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries where tuberculosis is endemic.1 In the central nervous system tuberculosis manifests as cerebritis, cerebral abscess, tuberculoma, and tuberculous meningitis (TBM).1-5 TBM is thought to arise from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) seeding of a ruptured pial or subependymal granuloma.2-5 Tuberculomata result from haematogenous dissemination and histologically are granulomas with central areas of caseous necrosis.2-5 Tuberculomata may develop whilst patients are on treatment for TB.6 The co-occurrence of intracranial tuberculoma and TBM is well recognized. 2-5 Medical therapy is effective for both forms, with a high cure rate in ..


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