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Presented with altered mental status and generalized tonic clonic fits. Further?

sir,i have a female patient 45 yrs old, who presentd with altered mental status and generalized tonic clonic fits . her CT SCAN showed a hypodense area in rt parietal lobe . post contrast findings were similar to plain scan. Radiologist labelled that hypodense area as CSF GLIOSIS . plz explain what is this disase and what is its treatment.
Asked On : Mon, 3 Sep 2012
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First generalized tonic-clonic seizures and altered mental state is a medical emergency. She should be in intensive care unit for stabilization.

Gliosis is a proliferation of astrocytes (type of non neural brain cells) in damaged areas of the central nervous system (CNS). It does not indicate cause of problem.

For treatment she should be stabilized, treated for seizures, monitored for sensorium, investigated for cause of lesion and treated according to cause.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Wish you Good Health.

Dr. Ashish Mittal
Answered: Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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