Chiari malformation and tuberculous meningitis: aetiology and management Journal Articles uri icon

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  • This is the first reported case of a Chiari 1 malformation in association with tuberculous (TB) meningitis. We present a case of a 23-year-old woman with a 2-week history nocturnal fever, vertigo, headache and projectile vomiting. She had nystagmus, scanning speech, bilateral papilloedema and ataxia. Cranial imaging showed a 10 mm tonsillar herniation. Posterior fossa decompression was done. Because the patient’s gamut of symptoms was highly suspicious for a central nervous system infection, a lumbar tap was done which revealed TB meningitis. Four years later, after anti-TB medications and rehabilitation, all her symptoms except gait instability resolved.


  • Omar, Abdelsimar II
  • Diestro, Jose Danilo Bengzon
  • Bautista, Jesi Ellen Cueto
  • Omar, Abdelsimar T
  • Mercado, James Garcia
  • Ramiro, Philip Asuncion

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  • April 5, 2018