Doctors for Tuberculous Meningitis in Itigatti Village, Hubli-Dharwad
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Tuberculous Meningitis is a nervous disorder that strikes the spinal cord and even some parts of the brain that leads to the central nervous system being affected by meningitis. The symptoms experienced include headache and fever and in most cases the symptoms develop gradually. The inflammation is brought about by the bacteria Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and the rupture in the brain and in the spine.
HOW IS TUBERCULOUS MENINGITIS DIAGNOSED?
A neurologist orders the following tests to diagnose this condition:
• Biopsy of the brain or meninges
• Blood culture
• Chest x-ray
• CSF examination for cell count, glucose, and protein
• CT scan of the head
• Gram stain, other special stains, and culture of CSF
• Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of CSF
• Skin test for tuberculosis (PPD)
• Other tests to look for tuberculosis
HOW IS TUBERCULOUS MENINGITIS TREATED?
The treatment of Tuberculosis Meningitis is done through Internal Medicine and by regulating the dosage of the medicines. These may include steroids based drugs if some patients need and other combination drugs can also be prescribed where the doctor feels the patient can recover speedily.
DID YOU KNOW?
If not treated on time, the consequences of this disease may be fatal and leads to coma - and eventually death.