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Journal:   JUNDISHAPUR JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY (JJM)   JULY 2014 , Volume 7 , Number 7; Page(s) 0 To 0.
 
Paper: 

BRAIN TUBERCULOMAS: A CASE REPORT

 
 
Author(s):  SALEH MARYAM*, SAEEDI ALI ASGHAR, ALI POORAN ALI
 
* DEPARTMENT OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, SAJAD HOSPITAL, INFLUENZA RESEARCH CENTER, PASTEUR INSTITUTE OF IRAN, 12TH FARVARDIN STREET, ENQELAB AVENUE, 1316943551, TEHRAN, IR IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: An unusual incidence of tuberculosis in different parts of the body is called tuberculomas. The rate of brain tuberculosis is rare.
Case Presentation: The following case of tuberculamas of the brain, presented by enhancing rings of meninges, is reported because of its rarity. It was a case of brain tuberculomas in a 15-year-old girl with primary symptoms of headache and general weakness, and no signs of primary pulmonary infection.
Discussion: The subject underwent computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain. Microbiological tests (acid fast bacilli smear-AFB, and culture of biopsy specimen) were applied subsequently. According to the results, the problem was diagnosed as brain tuberculomas. After operation she was completely treated with anti-TB drugs. Although brain tuberculosis is rare, it was diagnosed on the basis of histopathology and the patient's successful response to anti-tuberculous drug treatment.

 
Keyword(s): MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS, TUBERCULOMA, BRAIN
 
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