Tuberculoma cerebral en placa. Presentación atípica de tuberculosis en el sistema nervioso central

Translated title of the contribution: Brain tuberculoma brain en plaque. Atypical presentation of tuberculosis in the central nervous system

Eduardo Bessolo, Sebastián Villate, José Alfredo Arroyo, Graciela Rango, Gustavo Andrés Ortiz

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Abstract

Introduction: Tuberculous plaque is an uncommon and atypical presentation of CNS tuberculosis. Specific diagnosis can be difficult and this condition may not be included in the differential of intracranial lesions. Clinical case: A 64-year-old male patient with history of myelodyslastic syndrome, remote tuberculosis and dermal mycosis, who developed first-time seizure with complete symptomatic resolution. The brain MRI showed a cortico-subcortical right frontal lesion, with involvement of the dura, which enhanced with contrast agent. Biochemical and serological studies were unrevealing, but a skin biopsy showed granulomatous reaction. Antitubercu-losis treatment with four drugs was started, with clinical and radiological improvement. Conclusion: CNS tuberculosis is rare, but may occur in apparently immunocompetent patients. Tuberculous plaque should be considered in the differential diagnosis for intracranial tumors.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)195-198
Number of pages4
JournalNeurologica Argentina
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Central Nervous System Tuberculosis
Tuberculoma
Tuberculosis
Brain
Skin
Mycoses
Contrast Media
Seizures
Differential Diagnosis
Biopsy
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Pachymeningitis
  • Tuberculoma en plaque

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Tuberculoma cerebral en placa. Presentación atípica de tuberculosis en el sistema nervioso central. / Bessolo, Eduardo; Villate, Sebastián; Arroyo, José Alfredo; Rango, Graciela; Ortiz, Gustavo Andrés.

In: Neurologica Argentina, Vol. 9, No. 3, 01.07.2017, p. 195-198.

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Bessolo, Eduardo ; Villate, Sebastián ; Arroyo, José Alfredo ; Rango, Graciela ; Ortiz, Gustavo Andrés. / Tuberculoma cerebral en placa. Presentación atípica de tuberculosis en el sistema nervioso central. In: Neurologica Argentina. 2017 ; Vol. 9, No. 3. pp. 195-198.
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