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Suggest remedies for normal pressure hydrocephalus

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Posted on Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Question: My father in law is suspected to have CSF as the symptoms are similar to a csf complication, he is aged 78 and is a retired Prof from IIT. Can any one suggest for betterment. Other than the mentioned complications he is okay.
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (15 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Provide more details and reports

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and attached images.
Please provide more clinical details.

Is there any headache, vomiting, fever, urinary complains, seizures, loss of consciousness, behavioral changes, forgetfulness, agitation, walking difficulty, falls, weakness in any limbs?

Duration of complains?
Any previous illness?

CSF related diseases can be normal pressure hydrocephalous, low pressure hydrocephalous or any infection.

Upload any doctor prescription to get some relevant information about examination findings.

CT images are also not complete and MRI is better than CT for such disease.

Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further queries.

Regards
Dr N Kumar
neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar (2 hours later)
Respected Doctor XXXXXXX

He is not having any headache, vomiting, fever, seizures, loss of consciousness, behavioral changes, agitation, walking difficulty, falls, weakness in any limbs?

But he is having hyper urination, forgetfulness only recently, walking difficulty due to continuous sitting in the wheel chair and all the limbs seems to be normal and responsive.

We have not used any medicines for any other reason. He is not diabetic or hypertensive. A very calm going person who had ascetic life.

Regards,
XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Visit a neurologist and get Mri brain done

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Possibility of normal pressure hydrocephalus is likely.
You need to consult and visit a neurologist for examination and evaluation.
Mri brain is required. Csf scintigraphy may be done too.
Tapping of csf and shunt may be useful in some cases.
Drugs like acetazolamide may be used too.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar (1 hour later)
Respected Doctor,

Thanks very much for the feedback., we will visit a local neurologist and will update you.

Thanks very much for the effort taken.

Regards,
XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Will be happy to help

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Get back after consultation with a neurologist for any further questions.
I will be happy to help.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
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Brief Answer: Provide more details and reports Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your question and attached images. Please provide more clinical details. Is there any headache, vomiting, fever, urinary complains, seizures, loss of consciousness, behavioral changes, forgetfulness, agitation, walking difficulty, falls, weakness in any limbs? Duration of complains? Any previous illness? CSF related diseases can be normal pressure hydrocephalous, low pressure hydrocephalous or any infection. Upload any doctor prescription to get some relevant information about examination findings. CT images are also not complete and MRI is better than CT for such disease. Hope you found the answer helpful. Do get back to me for further queries. Regards Dr N Kumar neurologist