EXTENSIVE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM TUBERCULOSIS IN AHYPERTENSIVE, IMMUNOCOMPETENTPATIENT: DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGES AND IMAGING REVIEW. A CASE REPORT

1Sabiu Abdu Gwalabe Hamza Mustapha Ahmed, Yusuf Aliyu, Solomon Daniel Halilu, Yakubu Bababa Shirama, Auwal Suleman

Available online Sep 5, 2018.

[ Report ] Volume 26, Issue 4, 2017, Pages 376-379


Abstract

Extensive central nervous system tuberculosis is rare especially in immunocompetent adults. This is a case of a 43-year old female hypertensive, HIV-negative patient, who presented with on and off throbbing headache, dizziness and occasional blurring of six months. No other associated systemic symptoms. General, central nervous and other systemic examinations were remarkably within normal limit. Craniocerebral computed tomography revealed features of widespread central nervous system tuberculoma.  Patient was successfully treated with directly observed anti-tuberculosis short course treatment for six months.

 

 

 

 

 


Keywords

Hypertension, Central Nervous System Tuberculoma, Craniocerebral Computed Tomography, HIV-Negative, Directly Observed Anti-Tuberculosis Short Course Therapy,

October- December 2017

Volume 26 | Issue 4

Page Nos. 376-379

Online since Jul 12, 2018

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