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Child suffering from brainfever. Having fits. Can she lead normal life later?

helo doctor, my child is suffering from brain fever from last 12 days, she is 4 years old and hospitalised in ICU . she has lost controle on her brain and don t remember her parents as well.her condition is critical. all the prescribed reports are normal like CSF , EEG ,MRI,CITY SKIN all rrepports are normal but she is suffering from fits problem due to which doctors are giving high dose and injuctions for unconciousness. my question is will she live a normal life please doctor help me thanks a lot for your support.
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
Your child is most probably suffering from encephalitis.
It is difficult to predict the outcome.
Early recovery will give a better prognosis than a late and prolonged recovery phase.Usually children have better outcome than adults.
Consult your doctor if the problem persists.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Without having her complete clinical data, reports and witout examining her personally , it is very difficult to give a prognosis or outcome.
The treating Pediatrician and the neurologist are the best persons to tell the prognosis and her outcome after recovering from the acute event.
But one thing in children, because of neural tissue plasticity the outcome may be favourable in comparision to the adults.
But with brain fever complications like mental retardation, seizure disorder, and paralysis complications will be there.
The extent of brain injury, complications, cause , and the control of seizures will decide the final outcome.
But drugs, and physiotherapy can be used to treat or improve some of complications.
Be strong, discuss with the treating doctors and I hope your child recover from this event without sequlae.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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