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Complicated Neurotuberculosis with sinus venous thrombosis: A case-report

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submitted on 2023-10-12, 08:51 and posted on 2023-10-16, 10:01 authored by Yousra Ali, Yahia Imam, Hasan S. Ahmedullah, Naveed Akhtar, Saadat Kamran, Muna Al Maslmani, A. Latif Al Khal, Ahmed Own, Dirk Deleu


Neurotuberculosis comprises around 6% of systemic tuberculosis. It targets a younger population, and it often leads to severe neurological complications or death.

Case report

We report a young gentleman with a clinically defined tuberculous meningitis (TBM) and multiple neurological complication associated with TBM occurring simultaneously. This includes hydrocephalus requiring a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, vasculitic infarcts, cranial nerve palsies, TB granuloma and cerebral venous thrombosis. The cerebrospinal fluid polymerase chain reaction for tuberculosis as well as cultures remained negative repeatedly. The patient was treated with anti-tuberculous medication in addition to steroids based on validated scoring systems suggestive of TBM and made a good recovery.


This report highlights the different complication seen with TBM and the importance of using clinical criteria to guide management plan particularly when cultures are negative.

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Published in: IDCases
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Publication Year

  • 2022

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Institution affiliated with

  • Hamad Medical Corporation
  • Neurosciences Institute - HMC
  • Communicable Disease Center - HMC
  • Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar