Tuberculous meningitis

Med Clin North Am. 1985 Mar;69(2):315-31. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(16)31045-8.


Tuberculous meningitis arises from the discharge of bacilli from a subjacent caseous focus into the subarachnoid space. Meningeal involvement is most marked at the base of the brain. The clinical spectrum is very broad and the outcome of therapy depends mainly on the stage of disease at the time treatment is instituted.

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Brain / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Tuberculin Test
  • Tuberculosis, Meningeal / cerebrospinal fluid
  • Tuberculosis, Meningeal / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis, Meningeal / drug therapy
  • Tuberculosis, Meningeal / pathology
  • Tuberculosis, Meningeal / physiopathology
  • Vasculitis / pathology


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents