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Tuberculosis, Meningeal MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Tuberculosis, Meningeal
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.252.223.500.937
C01.150.252.223.850.800
C01.150.252.410.040.552.846.570.600
C01.207.180.500.937
C01.207.180.850.800
C10.228.228.180.500.937
C10.228.228.180.850.800
C10.586.625.280.915
Unique ID
D014390
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014390
Scope Note
A form of bacterial meningitis caused by MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS or rarely MYCOBACTERIUM BOVIS. The organism seeds the meninges and forms microtuberculomas which subsequently rupture. The clinical course tends to be subacute, with progressions occurring over a period of several days or longer. Headache and meningeal irritation may be followed by SEIZURES, cranial neuropathies, focal neurologic deficits, somnolence, and eventually COMA. The illness may occur in immunocompetent individuals or as an OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTION in the ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME and other immunodeficiency syndromes. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp717-9)
Entry Term(s)
Meningitis, Tuberculous
TB Meningitis
Tubercular Meningitis
Tuberculosis Meningitis
Tuberculous Hypertrophic Pachymeningitis
NLM Classification #
WL 200
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/06/30
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