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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 be fine? She's on TB meds & tizanidine+baclofen
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
What are the symptoms and long term pain after having right thalamus stoke (1.2 CM infract in sensation area) be causing now. ?
Old stroke: Chronic implies longer than 3-6 months. Brain infarct is a stroke, due to blood vessel obstruction. Risk factors might include hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and the presence of an old stroke predicts future stroke risk. So, likely best to start an anti-platelet drug. Discuss this with your doc. ...Read more
Critical importance: It is clear that the thalamus plays a substantial role in seizure generalization and brain region interconnections, but is not usually the source of seizure origination, even in those folks who have had prior strokes. In yrs past, the thought of cerebellar electrical stimulation to affect thalamic function, was considered to control seizure activity. ...Read more
Small stroke: A lacunar infarct refers to a small stroke (size wise). However because of their location in the brain, where lots of nerves are crossing over (think major highway interchange in your city), they can sometimes cause major problems. The thalamus is a deep brain structure that is responsible for sorting lots of signals in the brain. ...Read more
Do you consider bilateral infarcts in caudate, thalamus and left internal capsule a common complication after TB meningitis at age of 22. Is this severe damage? I know many patients who recovered full
Should improve: Age a big advantage and in spite of small strokes, which can be seen in multiple brain infections, should see steady and gradual improvements over next 12-18 months. The brain does have capacity to cope, recover, and establish alternative pathways. ...Read more
Not typically: Although there is a central pain syndrome associated with thalmic strokes, shortness of breath would not be seen. In one with those symptoms , angina or heart disease, which can be associated with shortness of breath, chest burning and typically arm pain but hand pain could be possible. Patients with stoke are at risk. Other causes exist as well. This problem needs medical evaluation asap. ...Read more
According to neurologist MRI lacunar infarct in left thalamus. But nothing is being done. No blood tests...I'm going to a new dr. Am i wrong?
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