Overview

Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious airborne disease that typically affects the lungs. TB is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. If a TB infection is not treated promptly, the bacterium can travel through the bloodstream. It can[read article]

Tests for Meningeal Tuberculosis

1.
Sputum stain for mycobacteria is a laboratory test performed on a sample of the patient's sputum (phlegm). It is also known as an acid-fast bacillus stain (AFB...  More
2.
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Examination
3.
A PPD (purified protein derivative) skin test is a test used to determine if you suffer from tuberculosis (TB). Tuberculosis is a serious infection, usually of the ...  More
4.
A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
5.
The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and spinal cord. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colorless liquid that surrounds and protects the CNS. ...  More
6.
A CSF smear is part of a series of laboratory tests performed on samples of a patient's cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). A CSF smear is often combined with a CSF G...  More
7.
A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
8.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
9.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA assay
10.
Saccomanno Cytopathology Procedure
11.
A blood culture is a fairly routine test that checks for bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms in the blood. The test is relatively simple for the patient and i...  More
12.
Brain Biopsy
13.
A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
14.
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
15.
A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
16.
An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
Top

Prescribed Medications for Meningeal Tuberculosis

1.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
2.
RIFAMPIN (RIF am pin) is an antibiotic. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It is used to treat or prevent tuberculosis (TB). It w...  More
3.
PYRAZINAMIDE (peer a ZIN a mide) is used for the prevention or treatment of tuberculosis (TB) infections. This medicine is usually used in combination with at least...  More
4.
ETHAMBUTOL (e THAM byoo tole) is used to treat tuberculosis (TB). This medicine is never used alone, but always with another medicine.  More
Top
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement