The flow chart below shows the management approach to the TB/HIV patient with headache.The following features may accompany headache: reduced level of consciousness, confusion, convulsions.
It is possible, but rare,for TB meningitis to develop after a TB patient has already started anti-TB treatment. For example, a cerebral tuberculoma could rupture into the subarachnoid space releasing TB bacilli not yet killed by anti-TB drugs. A commonly recommended treatment regimen for TB meningitis is as follows: 2SHRZ/7HR.
It is unlikely, but possible, that a patient already on TB treatment could develop acute bacterial meningitis. The diagnosis rests on CSF examination.
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