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Have seizures, coughing up blood. Diagnosed as pneumonia. Need to test for diseases other than TB?

My niece recently started having seizures about 6 months ago. She has had about 4 since they started. She went into the hospital saturday after having a seizure now she is coughing up blood and being tested for Tb. They also said that she has pneumonia. Now they are concerned that she has an enlarged heart. Is there any disease that they should be testing for besides TB?
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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It seems that your niece is suffering from seizure disorder .There are many causes of seizure which has to be evaluated.Seizure can produce sudden contraction of smooth muscle of trachea and bronchi with increased secretion which can cause aspiration pneumonia. Tongue bite can cause blood stained secretion from mouth. Enlarge d heart itself can cause blood stained sputum secondary to pulmonary edema. She requires, chest Xray, 2D echo and CT scan brain.She needs to be treated by team of doctors neurologist, cardiologist and chest physician or family physician
Answered: Fri, 3 May 2013
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