Tuberculosis of nervous system

Symptoms of Tuberculosis of nervous system

The following features are indicative of Tuberculosis of nervous system:
  • fever
  • stiff neck
  • seizures
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • malaise
  • anorexia
  • fatigue

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Common Causes of Tuberculosis of nervous system

The following are the most common causes of Tuberculosis of nervous system:
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria

Risk Factors for Tuberculosis of nervous system

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Tuberculosis of nervous system:
  • high risk in children's than adults
  • HIV-coinfection
  • malnutrition
  • alcoholism
  • malignancies

Prevention of Tuberculosis of nervous system

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Tuberculosis of nervous system. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • get Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination

Occurrence of Tuberculosis of nervous system

Common Gender

Tuberculosis of nervous system can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Tuberculosis of nervous system

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Tuberculosis of nervous system:
  • Smear examination: To detect the tubercle bacilli in the CSF
  • CT scan (Computed tomography): It helps to diagnose tuberculous meningitis

Complications of Tuberculosis of nervous system if untreated

Yes, Tuberculosis of nervous system causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Tuberculosis of nervous system is left untreated:
  • hydrocephalus

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Tuberculosis of nervous system.

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