Tubercular meningitis; TB meningitis
Treatment involves several antitubercular drugs at the same time, as it does for
Treatment usually lasts for at least 12 months.
Tuberculous meningitis is life-threatening if untreated. Long-term follow-up is needed to detect repeated infections (recurrences).
- Brain damage
- Build-up of fluid between the skull and brain (
- Hearing loss
Calling your health care provider
Call the local emergency number (such as 911) or go to an emergency room if you suspect meningitis in a young child who has the following symptoms:
- Feeding problems
- High-pitched cry
- Persistent unexplained fever
Call the local emergency number if you develop any of the serious symptoms listed above. Meningitis can quickly become a life-threatening illness.