Tuberculosis - CNS and chest

Case contributed by Dr Ayman El-Mesallamy


The patient presented with sudden onset mild right sided weakness

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

The diffusion-weighted images show left deep parietal periventricular light bulb signal which is likely related to the clinical right sided mild weakness. The FLAIR and T2 images show small areas of abnormal signal at the brainstem and left parietal region. MR post-contrast series shows multiple tiny enhancing focal areas within the cerebellum, brainstem and both cerebral hemispheres


Bilateral miliary nodules.  

Case Discussion

The chest x-ray and laboratory findings strongly suggest the possibility of miliary tuberculosis with CNS tuberculosis.

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Case information

rID: 26431
Published: 21st Dec 2013
Last edited: 23rd Jan 2019
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