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Suggest treatment for TB meningitis in an elderly person

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Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016
Question: My father has been diagnosed with TB meningitis scince last 5 month and he was inserted the vp shunt last 2 week , he lives in XXXXXXX (bihar), age is around 60, what precautions he should take (diet , medication, rest, etc.). What are the risks involved (mortality ..
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Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
don't think about mortality if he's already improving..

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX welcome to HCM..

I've gone through your query and understand your concern..Really appreciate your concern for towards your father..

Now you haven't mentioned his present condition(which is most important right now), as it's having a huge role in his future recovery and well-being..so please let me know how is he overall, is he fully conscious, on any assisted device support, able to walk/talk/eat/passing urine&motion spontaneously ?

Any other significant medical/surgical ailments ?

If there's no other medical/surgical contraindications, then no special diet plan is needed, just make sure to give him high protein diet that's all..

Another very important aspect is to continue all the Anti-Tubercular Therapy exactly as mentioned by the treating hospital/neurologist/neurosurgeon and not to miss it anyway and timely follow-up with the treating Doctor and routine check-up of the shunt by the neurosurgeon..

Let me know all these above information, so that I can guide you more specifically..


If your interested in reading, then i'm sharing the following link which'll you a brief idea about this condition, take your time and read thoroughly, and let me know if you have any further queries regarding this-

http://patient.info/doctor/hydrocephalus-pro

By the way, "Uncomplicated" TB meningitis is a very well treatable condition and if he's already improving then kindly don't think about mortality at all..


Let me know all these details so that I can guide you further..also let me know when was it diagnosed, was it diagnosed immediately or was there any delay ?

You can also upload all the reports and treatment summary in the reports section so that I can take a detailed look in to his case..

Take Care
Kind Regards

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Brief Answer: don't think about mortality if he's already improving.. Detailed Answer: Dear XXXXXXX welcome to HCM.. I've gone through your query and understand your concern..Really appreciate your concern for towards your father.. Now you haven't mentioned his present condition(which is most important right now), as it's having a huge role in his future recovery and well-being..so please let me know how is he overall, is he fully conscious, on any assisted device support, able to walk/talk/eat/passing urine&motion spontaneously ? Any other significant medical/surgical ailments ? If there's no other medical/surgical contraindications, then no special diet plan is needed, just make sure to give him high protein diet that's all.. Another very important aspect is to continue all the Anti-Tubercular Therapy exactly as mentioned by the treating hospital/neurologist/neurosurgeon and not to miss it anyway and timely follow-up with the treating Doctor and routine check-up of the shunt by the neurosurgeon.. Let me know all these above information, so that I can guide you more specifically.. If your interested in reading, then i'm sharing the following link which'll you a brief idea about this condition, take your time and read thoroughly, and let me know if you have any further queries regarding this- http://patient.info/doctor/hydrocephalus-pro By the way, "Uncomplicated" TB meningitis is a very well treatable condition and if he's already improving then kindly don't think about mortality at all.. Let me know all these details so that I can guide you further..also let me know when was it diagnosed, was it diagnosed immediately or was there any delay ? You can also upload all the reports and treatment summary in the reports section so that I can take a detailed look in to his case.. Take Care Kind Regards