Management of Neurologic Diseases

  • Authors: David M. Simpson, MD; Jessica Robinson-Papp, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • HIV infection significantly increases risk of TB, and CNS involvement is more likely in HIV-infected patients with TB than in HIV-uninfected patients[Berenguer 1992]
  • Common symptoms of CNS TB infection include fever, headache, vomiting, and altered level of consciousness (meningitis); fever, headache, seizures, focal neurologic deficits, and papilledema (CNS tuberculoma or tuberculous abscess)[Nelson 2011]
  • Patients with CNS TB should be assessed for pulmonary TB

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