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What is chronic lacunar infarcts in right thalamus and left basal ganglia? What are recovery chances after this happened due to TB meningitis? She's only 22 and contracted TB meningitis 8 months ago?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Cerebral infarcts: These are caused by the vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) accompanying tuberculous meningitis. It affects vessels penetrating the brain from the subarachnoid space and causes infarctions in the areas supplied by these vessels. Recovery from infarcts is highly variable. Tb meningitis is curable, depending upon the sensitivity of the strain and the therapy used. Best wishes.
Answered on Apr 1, 2014
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