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Tuberculous Involvement Of The Central Nervous System

Tuberculosis can involve almost any organ of the body. In the central nervous system (CNS) it can cause meningitis, tuberculoma, abscess, or other manifestations. Around 10% of all patients with tuberculosis have CNS involvement. Tuberculosis is rampant in the developing world and has reemerged as a major public health menace with the HIV pandemic. Compared with HIV-negative individuals, HIV-positive individuals with TB are 5 times more likely to have CNS involvement. We review the CNS manifestations of tuberculosis here in this article. In about 1% of individuals with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, central nervous system (CNS) involvement develops, including meningitis, tuberculoma, abscess, or other manifestations. Tuberculous involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) is an important and serious type of extra-pulmonary involvement. It has been estimated that approximately 10% of all patients with tuberculosis have CNS involvement.
 
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Last date updated on July, 2014