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Having frequent severe pain, fever localized in scalp area, Ct scan says calcification in central line of brain. Which disease?

My mother is having frequent severe pain and fever localized in the scalp area only, & the fever goes off with sweating in the scalp & forehead region.
Ct scan of the brain has been performed , report says calcification in the central line of the brain.
Montoux test is positive with 12mm.
Blood test & urine tests are normal.

What is the disease she is suffering from & what is the treatment for this disease??
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

The feature of 'fever localised in the scalp area only' may not be right / she could be telling a different or hot sensation restricted to the local area...
Details of calcification are not clear - may be in the normal structure like falx / or abnormal lesions?
Appropriate treatment is dictated by accurate diagnosis... and your mother probably needs some more investigations before proceeding further.
Discuss with your Neurologist...
If necessary, have a second opinion...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Neurologist Dr. Sudhir Kumar's  Response
Nov 2013
Hi Mr Kumar,

Thank you for posting your query.

Fever indicates an infection. Calcification in the CT brain, in infections, can occur in tuberculosis (TB) and tape worm infections. Positive mantoux test can also occur in tuberculosis.

If you can upload the reports of CT scan, it would be helpful in giving further advice.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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