Findings of Brain Imaging among Tuberculous Meningitis Patients: A Study of 30 Cases in Bangladesh

  • Abul Kalam Mohammed Shoab 1Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Mostafa Hosen Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Syed Abul Foez Assistant Professor, Department of Hepatology, MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Md Shaheen Wadud Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Dhaka National Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Habibur Rahman Assistant Professor, Department of Endocrinology, MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Shahjada Mohammad Dastegir Khan Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Masud Rana Assistant Professor, department of Neurology, BSMMU, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Biplob Kumar Roy Professor, department of Neurology, Sylhet M A G Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, Bangladesh
Keywords: Tuberculous meningitis, TBM, Cerebrospinal fluid, CSF, CT-scan, MRI

Abstract

Background: Tuberculous meningitis is a serious health hazard and difficult to diagnose.

Objectives: The purpose of the present study was to observe the role of CT/MRI in TBM diagnosis.

Methodology: This was a retrospective study done from January 2010 to December 2011 for a period of two (02) years. Patients of TBM were reviewed in a medical college hospital of Bangladesh.

Results: A total number of reviewed 30 TBM patients; among them 11 cases were confirmed TBM patients and 19 were probable patients. Brain imaging (CT/MRI) was performed in 15 cases. The use of brain imaging allowed the Brain lesions in 93.3% patients.

Conclusion: Brain imaging was done in 15 out of 30 TBM patients and most of them (14/15) had got various forms of radiological abnormalities that aid in diagnosis and monitor of disease progression in TBM.

Bangladesh Journal of Infectious Diseases, June 2019; 6(1):8-11

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2019-08-18
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Shoab, A. K., Hosen, M., Foez, S., Wadud, M. S., Rahman, H., Khan, S. M., Rana, M., & Roy, B. (2019). Findings of Brain Imaging among Tuberculous Meningitis Patients: A Study of 30 Cases in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Infectious Diseases, 6(1), 8-11. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjid.v6i1.42659
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