Hello doctor, my cousin was met with a road accident
Recovery would take a few weeks.
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I have noted your cousin's clinical details. Based on this, he has suffered multiple injuries to various parts of the brain. This has led to his inability to recognize people. Recovery would be slow as many parts of brain have received injuries. Surgery is not needed, as there is no area of large bleeding.
After a few days, he would be shifted out of ICU. After that, he would require physiotherapy, speech therapy, etc to recover.
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Exact time frame would depend on the severity of injury and varies.
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Exact time required for recovery and also the extent of recovery depends on severity of injury as well as the physiotherapy and speech therapy, etc. It varies in different people and usually takes a 3-6 months. Also, recovery is not complete, a few disabilities may remain.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
There is more brain swelling in the new CT scan.
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As per the new CT scan of brain, the edema (swelling) in the brain has increased, which is suggestive of deterioration. However, the exact condition can be determined with the help of clinical neurological examination and MRI brain would give more information, as compared to a CT scan.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)