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Can tuberculosis be completely different from tubercular meningitis?

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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Various forms of TB: Tubercular meningitis is a form of TB infection that has spread to the brain region & is causing infection & inflammation in the covering layers of the brain. It causes more serious problems due to different parts of brain being affected & can cause paralysis, seizures or coma in severe cases. Treatment is required for 18-24 months in most cases & there can be long term effects on brain function.

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