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My neighbor's 19 year old daughter had been to hospital two months back with a cough and a severe headache and nausea. She had fever for several days prior, over the next few days her temperature settled without the use of an antibiotic. Two days later she was readmitted with vomiting and a recurrence of headache and later diagnosed as TB meningitis. Doctor how common is the TB meningitis? How serious is the infection? What is the outcome of the infection? What are complications ?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Jan 2010
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TB meningitis is a life-threatening infectious disease that causes inflammation of the layers that surround the brain and spinal cord.TB is the seventh leading cause of death and disability worldwide.More recent data suggest that Tuberculous Meningitis accounts for 2.1% of pediatric cases and 9.1% of extra pulmonary TB cases. Due to the slow progression and non-specific early symptoms of TB meningitis, diagnosis can be difficult. However, research has shown that early diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve the outcome of the disease. If treatment is started early, most people will make a good recovery provided that the treatment course is completed. At least 20% will suffer complications like severe brain damage, epilepsy, paralysis, hearing loss or deafness, loss of sight or blindness.
Answered: Thu, 4 Feb 2010
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