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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi my grand mother is hospitalized
User :   and has been diagnosed with meningitis
User :   5th of march she was complaining bit of pain
Doctor :   I am sorry to hear that
User :   and was not able to sleep properly
User :   however 4th of march she has prepared a dish for me. In nut shell she was alright and was in full control
User :   however 5th of march she was also not able to take food intake
User :   and vomitted
User :   we took her to doctor after taking injection, her condition has not improved
User :   so we finally got her admitted to hospital
Doctor :   ok
User :   and that day she was given injection for sleeping
User :   now she has been diagnosed by meningitis
User :   and for last 5 days she is in coma
User :   she is in gwalior , should we move her to Delhi hospital
User :   and what are her chances of recovery
Doctor :   Does the Hospital in Gwalior not good enough?
User :   its ok.
Doctor :   She is in ICU right!
User :   yes
User :   can she recover ?
Doctor :   menigtis is a bacterial infection of the layers around the brain
Doctor :   Because she is hospital and getting treating there are good chances of recovery
Doctor :   how old is she?
User :   80
Doctor :   She is in Coma
User :   yes
Doctor :   That is bad sign
Doctor :   Does the CT scan of brain show any pus in side brain
User :   what are good hospitals in gurgaon, where we can get good treatment for this disease
User :   mri shows
User :   slight blood blockage
Doctor :   This is very common problem
Doctor :   Any good hospital with ICY can treat the problem
Doctor :   *ICU
User :   ok
User :   by when we can expect her to start her responses
Doctor :   it may take 2 weeks.
User :   does it make sense to move to delhi
User :   or should we continue her treatment in gwalior only
Doctor :   But I am not sure. Any medical problem is changes every day. You can predict the course with a guaze.
Doctor :   Doctors act according to patient condition
Doctor :   I feel you can continue treatment in at present place
User :   ok
Doctor :   As I told you the treatment does not change
User :   ok so there is standard treatment
Doctor :   As long as the hospital is caring and good , she will get good treatment
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   They do take fluid from spinal canal
Doctor :   And do cucultures
User :   yeah thats been done for her
Doctor :   And identify bacteria
Doctor :   And treat the bacteria according the sensitivity results
Doctor :   This is standard everywhere
User :   ok
Doctor :   Other part of treatment is supporting blood pressure, respirations and good nursing care
Doctor :   If she her blood pressure is good that is good sign
User :   tell me the medicine for people who are visting so that they don't catch this disease
Doctor :   If the she gets low blood pressure , that is if she going into shock, tat is bad sign
Doctor :   You mean those who are exposed
User :   yes
Doctor :   First Identify the bacteria
Doctor :   Ten ask doctor whether you need treatment /prophylactic medication
Doctor :   *Then
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