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Meningitis tuberculosa - Overview

Nombres alternativos

Meningitis por TB; Meningitis por tuberculosis

Definición:

Es una infección de las membranas que recubren el cerebro y la médula espinal (meninges).

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Causas, incidencia y factores de riesgo:

La meningitis tuberculosa es causada por el Mycobacterium tuberculosis, la bacteria que causa la tuberculosis y que se disemina al cerebro desde otro sitio en el cuerpo.

Entre los factores de riesgo se pueden mencionar:

La meningitis tuberculosa es un trastorno muy poco común en los Estados Unidos.

  • Reviewed last on: 9/15/2010
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Jatin M. Vyas, PhD, MD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

Referencias

Iseman MD. Tuberculosis. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 345.

Swartz MN. Meningitis: bacterial, viral, and other. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 437.

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