Tuberculous meningitis.

  title={Tuberculous meningitis.},
  author={G D McKendrick and R. J. Grose},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={20 3},
• History of contact with tuberculosis (not always present). • Onset may be gradual with vague complaints of headache, irritability, weight loss and drowsiness. • Examination may reveal signs of meningeal irritation, signs of raised intracranial pressure, convulsions, cranial nerve palsies, localising signs (such as hemipareses), altered level of consciousness or coma and choroidal tubercles. • Degree of involvement is classified into 3 stages. Prognosis relates to the stage of the disease.