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What would be your best prescription for tuberculosis meningitis. Friend is already on treatment, need second opinion only. She's on TB meds only.
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
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
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
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
Kindly see this report http://goo.Gl/ajysem and tell me how my 22 years old fiancee recovering after TB meningitis. I am really stressed need help.
What can cause TB meningitis twice in a person? What are the precautionary measures for the rest of the life for a survivor?
TB: The second episode suggests that the first time around the treatment failed to eradicate all the organisms, and the recurrence is not reinfection, but recrudescence. Tb outside the lungs results from spread thru the bloodstream to various areas of the body and reactivation at those sites later on, . You may have to remain on treatment for a much longer time, but need more info to advise. ...Read more
How long TB meningitis takes to cure fully. And how long my 21 years old female friend take to be normal again? Why swelling takes long to go down?
TB meningitis: As indicated earlier this disease can produce damage to the brain and spinal cord that may not be fully reversible. Brain swelling may be due to the onset of obstruction to flow of spinal fluid from the ventricles to the spinal subarachnoid space. She may never be completely normal, or it may take a very long time period. ...Read more
22 yrs old female had TB meningitis and still having issues. Can we give her ganoderma for enhancing recovery? Any known side effects? ??
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
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