Tuberculous Meningitis occurs when the bacteria responsible for TB enter the membrane and the fluid that protect the brain and the spinal cord. In regions where TB occurs on a widespread level, Tuberculous Meningitis is found to develop in children at the age group of 0-4 years. In regions where the occurrence of TB is not widespread, adults are more likely to develop Tuberculous Meningitis. The symptoms of Tuberculous Meningitis are generally quite vague. Some examples of symptoms are constant headaches, fatigue, aches etc. In case of individuals affected by drug resistant Tuberculous Meningitis, a complex combination of antibiotics is administered during a long hospital stay.
HOW IS TUBERCULOUS MENINGITIS DIAGNOSED?
Africa and South East Asia are some of the main areas where Tuberculous Meningitis occurs.