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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 379-382

Extensive central nervous system tuberculosis in ahypertensive, immunocompetentpatient: Diagnostic challenges and imaging review. A case report


1 Department of Medicine, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, Nigeria
2 Department of Radiology, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, Nigeria
3 Department of Anaesthesia, Bauchi State Specialist Hospital, Bauchi, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Sabiu Abdu Gwalabe
Department of Medicine, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi
Nigeria
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Extensive central nervous system tuberculosis is rare especially in immunocompetent adults. This is a case of a 43-year old female hypertensive, HIV-negative patient, who presented with on and off throbbing headache, dizziness and occasional blurring of six months. No other associated systemic symptoms. General, central nervous and other systemic examinations were remarkably within normal limit. Craniocerebral computed tomography revealed features of widespread central nervous system tuberculoma. Patient was successfully treated with directly observed anti-tuberculosis short course treatment for six months.


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