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Suffering with fever, chills, vomiting, malaria and dengue ruled out, advised test by puncturing backbone. Brain fever?

Hi Sir, Myself Muthu,I have admitted my wife in the hospital for fever,cold, shivering and vomit . They were doubting it might malaria ,or dengue ,but the result show negative. after theree days they are telling need to test by puncturing the backbone and need to test liquid(ct scan) So is it a brain fever ? if so is it curabel?
Asked On : Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and thanks for the query
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) is the name of the fluid which is punctured from backbone and get tested to rule out infection like meningitis. Yes surely the fever or brain fever is curable with proper conservative treatment and effective antibiotics, which has to be selected on the basis of the CSF test report.
Complete hospitalization is necessary for that and it is more effective to give antibiotics and other medication by intravenous mode. Consult your treating doctor if you have other queries and about the condition of the patient and recovery time. He knows better about the patient.
Best wishes and get well soon.
Answered: Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shanthi.E's  Response

The procedure you are speaking about is called the Lumbar puncture and analysis of the Cerebrospinal fluid. It is possible that it is brain fever.

Yes, it is curable with effective antibiotics.

I wish your wife a quick recovery.

Answered: Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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