A 24-year-old female asked:
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can somone with no early symptoms of tb get tb meningitis & go unconscious just after few days of severe headache. my friend is diagnosed wid tbm.

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Dr. Atif Haque
18 years experience Neurosurgery
yes: Central nervous system manifestations of TB can be the initial presentation of TB in some patients. Diagnosis is on spinal tap.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Osman Farooq
20 years experience Pediatric Neurology
meningitis : Tb meningitis is a very serious condition. It can overtake the nervous system and cause alteration of awareness, loss of consciousness, seizures, etc. A full course of treatment is very important.
Answered on Dec 18, 2016
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