Tuberculous meningoencephalitis in a pregnant woman presenting 7 years after removal of a cerebral granuloma
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- Liu, C., Christie, L.J., Neely, J. et al. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis (2008) 27: 233. doi:10.1007/s10096-007-0423-0
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We describe the unusual case of a young woman with a history of seizures and a granulomatous, likely tuberculous brain lesion that was surgically removed. She had an uneventful recovery without any additional therapy other than anti-epileptics. Seven years later, she presented during pregnancy with culture-confirmed tuberculous meningoencephalitis. This case highlights the spectrum of tuberculous central nervous system disease and the challenges in diagnosis.