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Meningitis, Tuberculous


Synonyms of Meningitis, Tuberculous
  • TBM
  • Tuberculous Meningitis

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Tuberculous Meningitis (TBM) is a form of meningitis characterized by inflammation of the membranes (meninges) around the brain or spinal cord and caused by a specific bacterium known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In TBM, the disorder develops gradually. Treatment with antibiotics and other drugs is usually effective against the infection.

    Organizations related to Meningitis, Tuberculous
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      1600 Clifton Road NE
      Atlanta GA 30333
      Phone #: 404-639-3534
      800 #: 800-311-3435
      e-mail: http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm
      Home page: http://www.cdc.gov/
    • Child Brain Injury Trust
      The Radcliffe Infirmary
      Oxford None OX2 6HE
      Phone #: (00-44)- 01865 552 467
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@cbituk.org
      Home page: http://www.cbituk.org
    • NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      6610 Rockledge Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-6612
      Phone #: 301-496-5717
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/



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