Neurotuberculosis: histopathological study of 90 cases

Chengal Raju, G.; Suvarnakumari, G.; Jawad Ali Khan, M.; Bhaskara Reddy, D. and Dinkar, I. (1975) Neurotuberculosis: histopathological study of 90 cases. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 22 (3). pp. 111-114.

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Abstract

A histopathological review of 90 cases of tuberculous lesions of the central nervous system has been made. They comprised 59 cases of tuberculous meningitis, 19 cases of tuberculoma of the brain and 12 cases of spinal tuberculous granulomas. The histological features in the three types of lesions have been described. While tubercles were the main features in all the groups, caseation was seen most often in the tuberculoma and least in the spinal granuloma. The vascular changes were essentially inflammatory in nature in meningitis and spinal granulomas, while in the tuberculoma the changes were mainly occlusive in character.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Neurotuberculosis, Histopathology, Tuberculous Meningitis, Tuberculoma, Tuberculous spinal granulomas
Subjects:Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Nervous System Diseases > Central Nervous System Diseases > Brain Diseases
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections
Nervous System > Central Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases > Central Nervous System Diseases > Meningitis
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Central Nervous System Infections > Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria > Actinobacteria > Actinomycetales > Mycobacteriaceae > Mycobacterium > Mycobacterium tuberculosis
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:1554
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:08 June 2006

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