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Variable: This varies with the agent of the meningitis.Many viral agents cause little more than transient discomfort , recovery is often complete.However, some will injure significant brain areas that may not become evident for years. Bacterial agents are generally more dangerous can lead to deafness, seizures, abscesses or death.Prevention by vaccines or quick recognition and rx reduces injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18 mnth after tb meningitis her ct scan says Diffuse atrophic changes in d bilateral cerebral hemisphere with large hypodensity in left internal capsul? She's 23, why she's facing spasm in left leg???
18 mnth after tb meningitis her ct scan says Diffuse atrophic changes in d bilateral cerebral hemisphere with large hypodensity in lft internal capsule, She's 23 and hs spasm in limbs. Any hope?
Mgt/workup: The TB appears to have spread and may be difficult to treat. I would suggest that they obtain CSF cultures for TB with sensitivities to guide the multi-drug therapy. The head CT scan can then be followed once she is on targeted therapy. Checking for a pulmonary source and a screening chest XR The spasm of her limbs may be from a prior episode of encephalitis based on her history. ...Read more