Cn lacunar infarcts in basal ganglia and thalamus after TB meningitis show good outcome if 21 yr old female having mild hemiparesis in right side and fatigue. How long can it take? She had tbm in 2013
Good vs functional. Good vs functional recovery. With lucencies seen on imaging, there will be residual neurological signs. How much better will the neurological signs get is uncertain. Usually signs are permanent after a year. .
Stroke recovery. . Yes. The patient can have an excellent recovery and gains will be made over the next 18 months after the stroke. It is important to work closely with a physician who specializes in stroke rehabilitation. Also important to be monitored by a neurosurgeon who can make sure the shunt is working or that there is not worsening of the hydrocephalus. .
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??
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 +? Read more...
Would you advise cod liver oil for better recovery from hydrocephalus and chronic lacunar infarcts in right thalamus and left basal ganglia after TB meningitis. Will it help or produce side effects?
Not advise. Major issue is awful taste and no data to support efficacy. Better off without it.. Read more...
Chronic lacunar infarcts in right thalamus & left basal ganglia after TB meningitis. She's 22 and now on TB meds. Can she become independent again?
Lacunar infarcts. If they really are lacunar infarcts, chances are if she is fully treated and recovered, she will improve enough with physical therapy to be strong enough to take care of herself. You just have to have faith and help her along. She needs all the help and you can provide it. Read more...