HIV - Tuberculous meningitis

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Tuberculous meningitis usually presents with a non-specific clinical picture. The cranial nerves are frequently affected. Tuberculous meningitis induces an increase in the number of lymphocytes in the cerebrospinal fluid and a decrease in glycorrhachia. Acid-fast bacilli can sometimes be shown by direct examination, but in view of the low sensitivity of direct examination, a culture (Löwenstein-Jenssen) may be necessary. Nodular thickenings, i.e. tuberculomas of the meninges can be observed on CT scan or MRI.
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