DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20202636

Tuberculosis: a great masquerader

Rajeshwari N., Savitha A.

Abstract


Central nervous system tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the most severe form of tuberculosis, accounting for 1% of all TB cases. Intracranial tuberculosis can present as Tuberculous meningitis, Tuberculous encephalopathy, Tuberculous vasculitis, CNS tuberculomas and Tuberculous brain abscess. Here authors present a case of a 10-year-old girl who presented with insidious onset of early morning vomiting, excessive sleepiness with classical neuroimaging findings of intracranial tuberculosis. Authors emphasise that intracranial tuberculoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any intracranial space-occupying lesion with or without pulmonary involvement.


Keywords


ATT with steroids, Intracranial mass, Ring enhancing lesions, Tuberculoma

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