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Multiple organ dysfunction, previously dengue - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   MY friend's son has completely recovered from Dengue - hemorrhagic . he had multiple organ dysfunction and have recovered from it and is being discharged today. But CT scan says he has caused a hematoma in the brain - it is behing the forehead. doctors says that it will subside on its own and it may take few months at least six. But my friend is worried. Can you help

Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
User :   My question is above
User :   please do answer the same
Doctor :   Where is the hematoma? Inside the brain or on fore head/face?
User :   The boy is 11 year old
User :   inside the brain
Doctor :   ok

User :   He was in ICU for more that 15 days
User :   but he has recovered
Doctor :   Did the kid lost consciousness in hospital?
User :   he was sedated for around a week at the hospital
Doctor :   Was he intubated?
User :   itubated means
User :   intubated means
Doctor :   What do you mean by multiple organ dysfunction?
User :   His liver and kidney where functioning very minimal
User :   he has gastero intestinal bleeding
Doctor :   intubated means , was atube placed in the throar\t for him to breathe ?
User :   yeah
User :   wan on ventilator
User :   was
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   now is he functioning well ?
User :   yeah
Doctor :   does he have any kind of defecit like weakness, speech issues ?
User :   weakness is there
User :   he is normal in his speech
Doctor :   dengue - can cause bleeding in any part of the body
User :   yeah
User :   that I know
User :   but the heamatoma in brain we wanted t know more
Doctor :   if the hematoma is outside the brain and b/w the skull bones then its a epidural hematoma
Doctor :   and its not much to worry and it will resolve by itself
User :   okay
User :   but if it is in the brain then?
Doctor :   can u read the CT report - last impression ?

User :   mmm she is away in another part of India - but give a couple of minutes
Doctor :   if it is within the brain, then it can cause seizures, etc and other issues
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   In most cases, its an epidural hematoma, and it resolves itself
Doctor :   so u dont have to worry

User :   okay
Doctor :   I hope i have answered ur query

Doctor :   do u have any other query ?
User :   please do wait a couple of minutes
Doctor :   sure
User :   intra cranial heamorrage
Doctor :   ok
User :   dengue hemorragic shock with hepato renal syndrome
Doctor :   It depends on the size. If it is small it will reabsobed .
Doctor :   But watch for any kind of symptoms like dizziness, seizures, loss of functioning of any part
User :   it is mild
Doctor :   So we expect to resolve OK
User :   it is non sympomatic
User :   and mild according to the doctors
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   as i said, earlier the most cause here is epidural
Doctor :   u dont need to worried at all
User :   Thankyou very much
User :   it help to rest
Doctor :   what i will advice is send the copy of the CT scan and i will get back to u
User :   the worry I understand - from the mother too
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY is the email ID
User :   thanks
User :   I will do that once I get
Doctor :   U CAN ALSO call at -080- 0000
User :   okay
Doctor :   AND we can address ur issues as well
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   for now relax and rest
User :   thanks a ton
Doctor :   u r welcome
User :   will get back to you later
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
User :   bye
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