TITLE

A RARE CASE OF TUBERCULAR CEREBELLAR ABSCESS

AUTHOR(S)
Wanjari, K.; Baradkar, V. P.; Nataraj, G.; Kumar, S.
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Oct2009, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p363
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Tubercular brain abscess are uncommon and tubercular cerebellar abscess are rarely reported. Most of these cases occur in immunocompromised patients. We report a case of multiple cerebellar abscesses in a 55-year-old HIV seronegative nondiabetic female, who complained of headache, neck pain and unsteadiness of gait since two months. She had been on treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis, diagnosed earlier. Diagnosis was made by CT scan of brain and confirmed by bacteriological examination of drained pus obtained by suboccipital craniotomy. The patient showed signs of recovery.
ACCESSION #
44320260

 

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