Calvarial Tuberculosis With Intracranial Tuberculomas: A Rare Association

Rajendra Singh Jain, Swayam Prakash, Tarun Mathur, Rahul Handa, Kadam Nagpal

Abstract


Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by the acid-fast bacilli Mycobacterium tuberculosis that usually affect the lungs although it may affect any organ. Though incidence of tuberculosis is on rise especially in third world countries like India, tuberculous osteitis of the cranial bones, also known as calvarial tuberculosis, is an uncommon manifestation of disseminated tuberculosis. Calvarial tuberculosis as primary tubercular infection is very rare and rarer still is its association with tuberculomas. We report a case with multiple osteolytic cranial lesions and tuberculomas without focus of infection elsewhere in the body.




doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4021/jnr210w


Keywords


Calvarial; Tuberculoma; Generalized tonic clonic seizure; Antituberculous treatment; Osteolytic

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