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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181934352
Case Reports

Tuberculous Spinal Meningitis: A Treatable Cause of Myeloradiculopathy

Pandit, Lekha DM*; Agrawal, Amit MCh†; Mudgal, Soumiya MD*; Achar, Praveen MD‡

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Abstract

Tuberculous meningitis can present with varied clinical features and a rare sequel of tuberculous meningitis includes spinal arachnoiditis. We report 2 such cases which presented in Human immunodeficiency virus-negative individuals, who had no extra central nervous system manifestations of tuberculosis. Magnetic resonance imaging with contrast plays a vital role in the diagnosis of this entity. Diagnosis of these lesions requires high index of suspicion as early treatment with antitubercular drugs may result in recovery of neurological functions.

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