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Tuberculosis can involve almost any organ of the body. In the central nervous system (CNS) it can cause meningitis, tuberculoma, abscess, or other manifestations. Around 10% of all patients with tuberculosis have CNS involvement. Tuberculosis is rampant in the developing world and has reemerged as a major public health menace with the HIV pandemic. Compared with HIV-negative individuals, HIV-positive individuals with TB are 5 times more likely to have CNS involvement. We review the CNS manifestations of tuberculosis here in this article.