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Can cerebral/white matter scarring/calcification due to TORCH infection cause temporal lobe epilepsy? Can TLE cause aggressive explosive behavior?
Yes: It is common that after sustaining scarring of the brain (due to infection, tumors, surgery or brain damage) for a person to suffer seizure type disorders such as temporal lobe epilepsy. Many symptoms accompany these disorders such as behavioral and personality changes, memory and reasoning problems, among others. Proper pharmacological treatment by a neurologist and behavioral therapy helps. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I got missed of 1 month pregnency, after torch evalution it was rubella virus, herpes, & CMV infection, doc prescribe me spiramycin, now what to do?
Weigh risks: Not sure i completely understand, but if you were diagnosed with rubella or CMV early in pregnancy, there could be some serious effects on the baby. How far along are you? You may want to consider ending the pregnancy if the infection reached the fetus. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read more
In 20w u/s,Dr told "bright bowel".Tested neg for CF,Down syn,infections.What is causing this.how to protect my baby?I am worried!
My fiance had a cat scan and was told she has a spot on her brain from a previous infection. What infections can cause a spot?
There is: Not enough information to venture a guess. Do you have the ct scan report available? Any brain infection(encephalitis or abscess) can result in changes on the ct scan, but these would not be clinically silent. Certain infectious etiologies(TORCH for example) in utero could result in CT abnormalities. A "spot" is not a specific enough descriptor. ...Read more
Urinary pain + other: The "text book" description of symptoms include : problems with urination, seeing blood each time you urinate, dribbling. Please keep in mind that not all patients will have the typical symptoms (painful urination, blood in the urine, frequent urination, low abdominal pain, low back pain). There are some people who come into the er and only have a fever, or just experience vomiting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin and Wound Care: The goal, I am afraid, is to do all you can to avoid getting an infection; to avoid possible scaring or damage to the tissue infected. I would bet that keeping the wound clean and covered with a bandaid would be a great way to start to avoid complications that could have life long implications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO NO NO!!!: NO antibiotic is good to take for any infection. Many infections are caused by viruses & standard antibioitics won't help at all. Most antibiotics are ineffective for fungal & parasitic infections. Amoxicillin helps certain bacterial infections IF the particular strain of bacteria is sensitive to it. Taking amoxicillin when not really needed will do more harm than good by disrupting our GI flora. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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