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Disease Tuberculosis, Central Nervous System

Name Tuberculosis, Central Nervous System
Synonym Central Nervous System Tuberculosis
Definition Tuberculosis of the brain, spinal cord, or meninges (TUBERCULOSIS, MENINGEAL), most often caused by MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS and rarely by MYCOBACTERIUM BOVIS. The infection may be limited to the nervous system or coexist in other organs (e.g., TUBERCULOSIS, PULMONARY). The organism tends to seed the meninges causing a diffuse meningitis and leads to the formation of TUBERCULOMA, which may occur within the brain, spinal cord, or perimeningeal spaces. Tuberculous involvement of the vertebral column (TUBERCULOSIS, SPINAL) may result in nerve root or spinal cord compression. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp717-20)
Categories Bacterial infection or mycosis | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D020306

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Tuberculosis, Central Nervous System Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Tuberculoma, Intracranial Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Tuberculosis, Meningeal Has associated chemicals Has associated genes