Close Menu

Books in a Library

A Case of Tuberculous Meningitis with Atypical Multiple Lesions

Journal Authors: 


To describe a rare case of tuberculous meningitis. A 50-year old female presented with 11 days of numbness on the left side and fatigue and a three-day headache. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed multiple lesions in the dorsal medulla and upper cervical spinal. After admission, she developed a long-term fever, cranial nerves palsy and showed little response to corticosteroid, antibacterial and antiviral therapy. She received a diagnostic anti-tuberculous therapy (ATT) despite that all examinations for tuberculosis were negative. After ATT lasting 16 days, she was recovered and was discharged from hospital with slight asthenia and hypoesthesia. 

27 Feb, 2014
PDF Attachment: 
e-Published: 13 Nov, 2014
Top of Page