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Extensive intracranial tuberculosis
  1. Megha Priyadarshi,
  2. Umang Arora,
  3. Pankaj Jorwal
  1. Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Pankaj Jorwal, Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India; pankajjorwal.aiims{at}gmail.com

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A 20-year-old woman presented with a history of low-grade fever, headache and progressive diminution of vision for 2 months. She appeared drowsy, and on examination, neck rigidity and Kernig’s sign were positive. The patient’s relatives did not give any history of cough, shortness of breath, night sweats or contact with a known case of tuberculosis. Visual acuity at the time of admission was reduced to perception of hand movements close to the face in the right eye and 6/60 in the left eye. Cerebrospinal …

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  • Contributors The patient was managed by MP, UA and PJ. The manuscript was conceptualised by MP, and drafted by MP and UA. UA and MP edited the final manuscript which was approved by PJ.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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