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ABSTRACT: Extrapulmonary manifestations of tuberculosis involving the central nervous system (CNS) due to haematogenous spread are not a rare entity. CNS tuberculosis has high mortality and morbidity, and it is divided into diffuse (meningitis) and localized (tuberculoma and abscess) forms. The other common site of extrapulmonary tuberculosis is the spine. Modern imaging is a cornerstone in the early diagnosis of CNS tuberculosis and Pott's disease may prevent unnecessary morbidity and mortality. In this case report we describe a case of a 25-year-old man suffering from CNS tuberculoma and Pott's Disease.
Journal of Neurological Sciences. 01/2008;