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

21 yr old fiancee had tb meningitis in july 2013 wid bilateral infarcts, she has recovered alot bt still has weakness in right side nd spasm in lower limbs nd very sleepy most times. will she get well

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Sad situation: The information is difficult to provide. TB meningitis with cerebral infarcts will cause permanent loss of function in the areas destroyed by the disease. Nerve tissue does not regenerate like many other tissues. At 21, the recovery potential would be much greater than a 40 yo, but still unpredictable. Now that you are a year out from the illness,further progress, if any, may be minimal.
Last updated Jun 30, 2014


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