Immunologic Cerebral Vasculitis and Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis: An Uncommon Association OD03-OD05
Dr. Qi Wu,
Tianjin Haihe Hospital, 890 Jingu Road, Jinnan, Tianjin 300350, P.R. China.
Infection can cause cerebral vasculitis not only by direct invasion of the vessel wall, but by immune complex deposition, or through secondary cryoglobulineamia. There are also two types of cerebral vasculitis associated with tuberculosis (TB). In TB treatment, cerebral vasculitis caused by immunologic injury received little attention than vasculitis due to direct invasion of TB infection. We report a case in a young woman who presented with fever, generalized lymphadenopathy, stroke-like events, movement disorder and coma, which was found to be active, lymph node TB with immunologic cerebral vacuities without tuberculosis meningitis.