Tuberculous meningoencephalitis in a pregnant woman presenting 7 years after removal of a cerebral granuloma

  • C. Liu
  • L. J. Christie
  • J. Neely
  • M. Gandhi
  • R. A. Jacobs
  • A. Bollen
  • C. A. Glaser
Concise Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10096-007-0423-0

Cite this article as:
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

Abstract

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.

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© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Liu
    • 1
  • L. J. Christie
    • 4
  • J. Neely
    • 2
  • M. Gandhi
    • 1
  • R. A. Jacobs
    • 1
  • A. Bollen
    • 3
  • C. A. Glaser
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Infectious Diseases, San Francisco General HospitalUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  4. 4.Viral and Rickettsial Disease LaboratoryCalifornia Department of Public HealthRichmondUSA