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BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-006984
  • Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury

Tuberculous cerebellar abscess in immunocompetent individuals

  1. Venkatesh S Madhugiri1
  1. 1Department of Neurosurgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India
  2. 2Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Roopesh Kumar V R, roops1975{at}gmail.com

Summary

Tubercular abscess of the brain is a rare form of central nervous system tuberculosis. These lesions usually occur in the supratentorial compartment. They are associated with a state of immune deficiency. We report two immunocompetent individuals with tubercular abscess of the cerebellum and discuss the management of these lesions.

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