Tuberculous Meningitis with dengue

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Akshaya N Shetti, Prashant Ahiwale

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A 23-year male patient came to Rural Tertiary Care Hospital with complaints of fever, difficulty in talking, disorientation and neck stiffness and was diagnosed with Dengue. When Dengue antibody testing was done, IgM was positive while IgG and NS1 being negative. We report an evaluation of an IgM seropositive case for dengue who showed neurological manifestation whose MRI Brain suggested Meningitis. CSF examination suggested Tuberculous Meningitis in the course of the infection. The patient responded to medications during hospitalisation, was discharged in a haemodynamically stable condition and was advised to continue with antitubercular treatment and tapering dose of oral steroids. Hence one should not avoid considering a Cerebrospinal fluid examination especially of patients belonging to Dengue endemic areas.

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 CSF examination, Dengue, Meningitis, Tuberculosis.
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