A Case Report of Concurrent Occurrence of Both Intracranial and Intramedullary Tuberculomas

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A Case Report of Concurrent Occurrence of Both Intracranial and Intramedullary Tuberculomas

July 27, 2020 Medical Science 0

Tuberculosis involving spinal cord in the form of intramedullary tuberculoma is uncommon, and the concurrent occurrence of cranial and intramedullary tuberculomas is extremely rare. We report a case of disseminated tuberculoma involving brain and spinal cord with miliary tuberculosis in a 32-year-old male presenting with fever, cerebellar signs and motor weakness of both upper and lower extremities. Based on magnetic resonance imaging and polymerase chain reaction, we diagnosed as tuberculoma. He completely recovered with conventional antituberculous treatment and steroids. The follow-up of the patient showed disappearance of signs and symptoms.

Author(s) Details
Dr. Chennakesavulu Dara
Department of Medicine, Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool 518002, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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