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A 20-year-old male asked about a 24-year-old female:

is cod liver oil beneficial in tb meningitis recovery? can it be given without any side effects when hydrocephalus is still present? related dangers?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
TB meningitis: Cod liver oil is not likely to be either harmful or helpful in this situation. If you want to take it, fine. If not, fine. The key is the degree of hydrocephalus, how it is managed, whether or not shunting is necessary and continuation of the antituberculous medications. Good luck and best wishes for recovery.

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Last updated Feb 25, 2018

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