Missed our latest free live-stream? Catch up now with Intracranial Enhancement by Frank Gaillard

Tuberculous encephalopathy

Tuberculous (TB) encephalopathy is a rare manifestation of CNS tuberculosis and is exclusively seen in children and infants with pulmonary TB. It is characterized by cerebral edema sometimes with features similar to acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and may manifest with a variety of symptoms ranging from focal neurological deficits to convulsions and decreased conscious state 1. It does not appear to be due to direct infection of the CNS by TB. 


Article information

rID: 38237
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • TB encephalopathy

ADVERTISEMENT: Supporters see fewer/no ads

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.