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Tuberculous meningitis

Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is a non suppurative inflammatory disease of meninges and spinal membranes caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. About 5% ~ 15% of patients with extrapulmonary tuberculosis involve the nervous system, among which tuberculous meningitis is the most common, accounting for about 70% of nervous system tuberculosis. In recent years, the incidence rate and mortality of TB have increased gradually due to the mutation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the lag of anti tuberculosis drugs and the increase of AIDS patients.


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