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Suggest the treatment for tuberculosis of bones

my mother who is 83 years old suddenly felt crackling sounds and severe pain one month ago unable to move his head without holding it with the help of two persons sidewise she was not able to walk then she was examinedin hospital it wasfound her hb was 5 she can not walk asshe was breathless she was pale almost white after examinig doctors found tb of skull bones and neck bone which joins head now 10 days hae passed there is only 1% relief some doctor say it can be arthritis of skull bones how long is the treatment is there any side effect when medicines for tb used for 6 months in such old age is there any desease called petrous apicitis associated with this for toilet etc two people holdhead from both sides we can here sounds when she moves her head crckling sounds she wears neck collar also pleasesuggestabout treatment
Asked On : Sun, 6 Feb 2011
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Severe anemia in an 83 year old with bone TB needs at least one year of continuous anti tubercular drugs for treatment. The improvement will be evident after at least one month of ATT and blood transfusion for early recovery. She is too weak to show an early response with any treatment.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Tue, 16 Aug 2011
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