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

Cn lacunar infarcts in basal ganglia and thalamus after tb meningitis show good outcome if 21 yr old female having mild hemiparesis in right side and fatigue. how long can it take? she had tbm in 2013

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Good vs functional: Good vs functional recovery. With lucencies seen on imaging, there will be residual neurological signs. How much better will the neurological signs get is uncertain. Usually signs are permanent after a year.
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Stroke recovery. : Yes. The patient can have an excellent recovery and gains will be made over the next 18 months after the stroke. It is important to work closely with a physician who specializes in stroke rehabilitation. Also important to be monitored by a neurosurgeon who can make sure the shunt is working or that there is not worsening of the hydrocephalus.
Last updated Jul 27, 2014


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