CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · IJNS 2018; 07(01): 051-053
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1585426
Case Report
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Paradoxical Tuberculomas Complicating Tuberculous Meningitis: About Two Cases

Cherkaoui Mandour
Department of Neurosurgery, Military Hospital Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
,
Jawad Laaguili
Department of Neurosurgery, Military Hospital Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
,
Miloudi Gazzaz
Department of Neurosurgery, Military Hospital Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
,
El Mostarchid Brahim
Department of Neurosurgery, Military Hospital Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
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Publication History

Received: 14 January 2016

accepted after revision: 11 March 2016

Publication Date:
12 April 2017 (eFirst)

Abstract

Paradoxical tuberculomas in patients with tuberculous meningitis during antituberculous chemotherapy is an unusual phenomenon. This reaction is due to the immune response of the host to antituberculous drugs. It is commonly seen in the intensive phase of chemotherapy. We report the cases of two patients with tuberculous meningitis who had developed tuberculomas during adequate and appropriate antitubercular therapy. Tuberculous meningitis requires the regular clinical and radiological follow-up to detect paradoxical response.