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Traumatic brain injury, cerebrospinal fluid leak done, right side body is weak, can this CSF leak recur ?, any impacts after recovery?. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi Dr
Doctor :   how can i help you today ?
User :   Hi Doctor
User :   I need to ask one question
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   Actually my son is in hospital for past 1.5 months
Doctor :   with ur query
User :   HE had a traumic brain injury
Doctor :   ok
User :   he had csf leaks which seems to have recovered now
User :   but since he was hit on left side of brain .. his right side of body has gone weak
User :   he is not able to move his lef and hand much
User :   ycurrenntly he is going through 4 hrs excercise in rehab unit by physiotherapist
Doctor :   ok
User :   how much time it will take for him to recover
User :   also how much can he recover what percentage
User :   he is just 5.5 yrs old
Doctor :   total recovery after a brain injury, specially a blunt trauma, may take quite a while
Doctor :   but in young kids, the recovery is faster, since the brain is still growing and can recover at a faster rate than in adults
Doctor :   In case of your son, the maximum duration he might take is about 4 -6 months for full recovery,
Doctor :   I hope u have understood my comments
User :   any special food he should eat so he recovers faster
User :   also can this stroke apear again
Doctor :   high protien diet with vit B12 and folic acid might be helpful
Doctor :   no the chances of recurrance might be very less
Doctor :   but the main part , would be the regular physioptherapy
User :   ok
User :   also for CSF leaks one healed can they appear again
Doctor :   the stroke happened , as a result of the trauma induced inflamamtion
Doctor :   once proper healing occurs, recurrance will be less likely
User :   ok
User :   any special care you would like to advice
Doctor :   there is no need for any other care
Doctor :   the physiotherapy is the only care, that would be special to him
Doctor :   You just need to relax and let time do the healing for ur kid
User :   ok
User :   In long run are there any impacts to the child
User :   I mean once he recovers fully
Doctor :   No, there is no need to worry,
Doctor :   once he recovers, he might not have any issues
User :   ok thanks!! a lot doctor
Doctor :   You are very welcome
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