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Tuberculosis, Central Nervous System MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Tuberculosis, Central Nervous System
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.252.223.850
C01.150.252.410.040.552.846.570
C01.207.180.850
C10.228.228.180.850
Unique ID
D020306
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020306
Scope Note
Tuberculosis of the brain, spinal cord, or meninges (TUBERCULOSIS, MENINGEAL), most often caused by MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS and rarely by MYCOBACTERIUM BOVIS. The infection may be limited to the nervous system or coexist in other organs (e.g., TUBERCULOSIS, PULMONARY). The organism tends to seed the meninges causing a diffuse meningitis and leads to the formation of TUBERCULOMA, which may occur within the brain, spinal cord, or perimeningeal spaces. Tuberculous involvement of the vertebral column (TUBERCULOSIS, SPINAL) may result in nerve root or spinal cord compression. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp717-20)
Entry Version
TUBERCULOSIS CNS
Entry Term(s)
Central Nervous System Tuberculosis
Previous Indexing
Tuberculoma (1966-1999)
Tuberculosis, Meningeal (1966-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/03
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Tuberculosis, Central Nervous System Preferred
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