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9 month aftr TB meningitis my fiancee has mild dystonia wch disappears while she sleeps. Why? And it is also getting better in last months and also having mild hemiparesis. Are these sign of recovery

9 month aftr TB meningitis my fiancee has mild dystonia wch disappears while she sleeps. Why?  And it is also getting better in last months and also having mild hemiparesis. Are these sign of recovery

Healing: Dystonia and hemiparesis are common while recovering from TB meningitis and can improve totally or have some residual effect depending on the type and location of damage to the brain from the infection. I hope she had a ct scan or MRI to evaluate her brain which can help predict the amount of damage. People usually get worse while healing then slowly improve. ...Read more

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Hemiparesis (Definition)

Hemiparesis is a clinical finding in which half of the body (hemi-) has decreased strength or the inability to move (paresis). This can occur with nerve damage to the spinal ...Read more


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Whether mild hemiparesis and mild dystonia due to TB meningitis can be cured? How long it's gonna take, it's been already 9 months for my 22 yr old fiancee and she still can't walk, will she be fine?

Whether mild hemiparesis and mild dystonia due to TB meningitis can be cured? How long it's gonna take, it's been already 9 months for my 22 yr old fiancee and she still can't walk, will she be fine?

Hard to say...: I'm very sorry to hear your fiancee is so ill. It is really difficult to say without knowing the details of her case, records, labs, imaging, etc. But the damage from any meningitis, including TB, can sometimes be permanent, I am sorry to say. ...Read more

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9 month post TB meningitis 22 yrs old girl looks perfect and obeys commands but has mild hemiparesis of right side and mild dystonia in left side which make her walking difficult..Will she improve?

Physical Therapy: It depends on the severity of the injury but with physical therapy, careful follow up with your neurologist, and monitoring for recurrence of infection, it is possible to see improvement. Her hearing and vision should also be checked. ...Read more

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A 22 year old female has bilateral infarcts and mild hemiparesis of right side and mild dystonia of left side after 9 month of TB meningitis. Can she come back to normal as i heard from other survivor

A 22 year old female has bilateral infarcts and mild hemiparesis of right side and mild dystonia of left side after 9 month of TB meningitis. Can she come back to normal as i heard from other survivor

Possibly: It differs from individual to individual but a young person is more likely to regain normal function than an older one. It may take up to a year before you know for sure. ...Read more

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What exercises shud I ask my 22 yr old fiancee's therapist for betr recovery of mild hemiparesis and dystonia after 9 months of TB meningitis she can transfer from bed and stand up own bt can't walk

What exercises shud I ask my 22 yr old fiancee's therapist for betr recovery of mild hemiparesis and dystonia after 9 months of TB meningitis she can transfer from bed and stand up own bt can't walk

See details: Any qualified therapist will know exactly what needs to be done. Trust that person. It is difficult to suggest specific exercises without being able to examine the person first. ...Read more

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After 1 yr of TB meningitis 21 yr old can now go upstairs wid almost no support but walking straight is still an issue? She had bilateral infarcts with mild hemiparesis and dystonia, they r better now

After 1 yr of TB meningitis 21 yr old can now go upstairs wid almost no support but walking straight is still an issue? She had bilateral infarcts with mild hemiparesis and dystonia, they r better now

Fantastic!!!: For having had such a devastating disease, sounds like you are doing great. You need to continue with physical therapy and daily exercise to strengthen yourself and get your core strength back, which will then help you walk straight. Hang in there and congratulations on the progress you have made so far. Make sure to discuss what meds you need to continue , if any, with your doctor and do that. ...Read more