abnormal mri brain Tuberculosis

Granulomatous Infection > abnormal mri brain

  • —Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • — very young and very old persons are affected, with the highest incidence in the first 3 years of life
  • —Increased in incidence in immunocompromised patients, drug abusers, and patients with AIDS
  • —Tuberculous meningitis is the most frequent manifestation and tends to involve the basal leptomeninges.
  • Best diagnostic clue
  • o Basilar meningitis + extracerebral TB (pulmonary)
  • o Meningitis + parenchymal lesions highly suggestive.
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