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What does chronic lacunar infarcts with cystic degeneration in right thalamus and left basal ganglia means? My 22 yr old fiancee's 3 month old MRI has this after contracting TB meningitis, cureable??

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Not curable, but

early developmental intervention will help promote development.
Was it tuberculous meningitis, treated early & completely eradicated? Hydocephalus & basal ganglia lesions are common in TBM. A pediatric neurologist can explain to her father what areas of function are likely to be impacted by the damaged areas of his baby's brain. Has the rest of the family had a TB skin test & treatment if +?

In brief: Not curable, but

early developmental intervention will help promote development.
Was it tuberculous meningitis, treated early & completely eradicated? Hydocephalus & basal ganglia lesions are common in TBM. A pediatric neurologist can explain to her father what areas of function are likely to be impacted by the damaged areas of his baby's brain. Has the rest of the family had a TB skin test & treatment if +?
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Tb meningitis

The meningitis has left your fiancee with a neurological deficit.
He should be evaluated by a neurologist and start a physical therapy program

In brief: Tb meningitis

The meningitis has left your fiancee with a neurological deficit.
He should be evaluated by a neurologist and start a physical therapy program
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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