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Postpartum Headache as a Manifestation of Cerebral Tuberculoma

Agrawal, Amit MCh*; Shanthi, Vissa MD; Ramakrishna, Baddukonda Appala MD; Mohan, Kuppili Venkata Murali MD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: January 2014 - Volume 22 - Issue 1 - p 49–51
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318281d895
Case Reports

Tuberculosis continues to be an important public health problem in developing countries. The incidence of tuberculosis in pregnancy ranges between 1% and 2%, with only few case reports of cerebral tuberculoma during pregnancy. We present a case of a 28-year-old woman who presented with postpartum headache as a manifestation of cerebral tuberculoma and discuss the importance of clinical findings.

From the Departments of *Neurosurgery, and †Pathology, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Correspondence to: Amit Agrawal, MCh, Department of Neurosurgery, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore-524003, Andhra Pradesh, India. E-mail: or

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

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