What is TB meningitis? Tuberculosis (TB) meningitis or TBM is a severe form of tuberculosis. This occurs when the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which normally infects the lungs, multiplies and enters the bloodstream. The bacteria then travel to the meninges, or the protective layers that cover the brain, and eventually infect the brain tissues. If not treated […]
Meningitis is an infectious disease characterized by swelling of the meninges, or the fluid and membrances enveloping both the brain and spinal cord. What are its symptoms, causes, and treatment? Can this be prevented? Read on to learn more.