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Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more


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Can someone with no earlier symptoms of TB get TB meningitis & go unconscious all of sudden just after having severe headache for few days?

Can someone with no earlier symptoms of TB get TB meningitis & go unconscious all of sudden just after having severe headache for few days?

Unlikely: Mycobacterium tuberculosis is spread by inhaling respiratory particles from an infected person. Tb is a slow-growing bacteria, taking months or years to cause infection. It is possible but very rare for TB to cause disseminated infection (like tuberculous meningitis) without first causing pulmonary (like shortness of breath) or constitutional symptoms (like weight loss or night sweats). Take care! ...Read more

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Can somone with no early symptoms of TB get TB meningitis & go unconscious just after few days of severe headache. My friend is diagnosed wid tbm.

Can somone with no early symptoms of TB get TB meningitis & go unconscious just after few days of severe headache. My friend is diagnosed wid tbm.

meningitis : Tb meningitis is a very serious condition. It can overtake the nervous system and cause alteration of awareness, loss of consciousness, seizures, etc. A full course of treatment is very important. ...Read more

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What is main difference between symptoms and diagnosis of asymptomatic neurosyphilis and TB meningitis? Can one be misdiagnosed as other?

What is main difference between symptoms and diagnosis of asymptomatic neurosyphilis and TB meningitis? Can one be misdiagnosed as other?

Big difference: Neurosyphilis is usually slow in onset and causes balance problems and dementia-like symptoms. Tb meningitis comes on more quickly and tends to cause double vision or numbness on the face, trouble talking, confusion or stroke-like symptoms. A spinal tap is the best way to make the diagnosis of either test. There is a blood test to look for a syphilis infection. ...Read more

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7 month after TB meningitis MRI say chronic lacunar infarct in left thalamus right basal ganglia she's only 22yr having mild stroke symptoms. Can she recover? She's on TB meds and baclofen+tizanidine

7 month after TB meningitis MRI say chronic lacunar infarct in  left thalamus right basal ganglia she's only 22yr having mild stroke symptoms. Can she recover? She's on TB meds and baclofen+tizanidine

Tb meningitis.: Usual rule of thumb is best revery in 6 months altho some recvery seen up to two years. Based on your description of mri, recovery very very unlikely. You use word chronic in your description. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I might have had TB meningitis?

How to figure out if I might have had TB meningitis?

Why do you ask?: TB meningitis is a godawful disease and if you don't recall being very seriously sick with something similar, you'd best direct your curiosity in some other direction. Your physician can advise you about whether you have / have had / may have TB and if so what to do. ...Read more

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After operated from TB meningitis, can the person have a normal life again?

After operated from TB meningitis, can the person have a normal life again?

Yes: Yes it is possible. It depends on at what stage it was caught and if there already any neurological symptoms. Also, this will depend on the types of anti-tb medications used and their effectiveness. This is something that will need to be monitored by your doctor. ...Read more

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Recovering 3 montha after TB meningitis she cries a lot but say has no pain. Why she cries, she is improving slowly? Any advise?

Recovering 3 montha after TB meningitis she cries a lot but say has no pain. Why she cries, she is improving slowly? Any advise?

TB: This is a very severe illness that even when treated can leave residual changes in brain substance. She is presumably being see by a pediatric infectious disease expert or neurologist. Take her back to see them and get this worked out. ...Read more

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My 22 years old fiancee has mild dystonia of left side which disappears while she sleeps… why so? She contracted TB meningitis 9 months back.

My 22 years old fiancee has mild dystonia of left side which disappears while she sleeps… why so?  She contracted TB meningitis 9 months back.

Dystonia is common: This is common as a side effect of having TB meningitis. It can wax and wane especially when tired, stressed, or sleeping. Overall it tends to decrease over time. If she received a full course of therapy and she is involved with physical therapy, she should regain most of her function. ...Read more

Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Tuberculosis (Definition)

Is an infection in the body with mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is almost always acquired via the respiratory tract from which it can spread to other organs. After that, the immune system walls the bacteria off. All of this usually occurs without symptoms. After that, activation of the infection can occur in about 10% of the total patients. Half of this risk is in ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis occurs when the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more