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What do my CT scan test results indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: My baby is 4 months old now. He is suffering from bacterial meningitis since he was 4 days old.

Now as per CT scan reoprt impression is , mild diffuse cerebral atrophic changes with more affection of fronto-temporal lobes.

cerebral palsy??

What does it mean sir?
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
This reflects brain damage suffered before,during or post delivery.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXX,
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query.

Brain atrophy indicates that he has probably suffered some brain damage,which may be due to infections or hypoxic injury-commonly in infants.As you said,he had bacterial meningitis,that may have lead to brain damage.

Cerebral palsy means motor deficits(like weakness in limbs,incoordination, posture, balance) due to some brain injury which occurred in perinatal period or neonatal period.

Did your baby go through delayed cry at birth or any other complication,around the birth period.Did mother suffer any complications?
If you have any further questions,I shall be glad to have you in follow-up.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Ajay Panwar (49 minutes later)
Thank u sir..

After birth, i.e. on his 2nd night he cried for 3-4 hours in hospital. But later than he didn't cry.

Yes, before 12days of delivery, mother was suffering from typhoid.


Sir, what are d precautions for the weakness in limbs and posture we need to be care about and what is the treatment for this cerebral palsy and tell be somthing about brain atrophy please.
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
What are his symptoms at present?

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for being in follow-up.

Treatment is aimed at managing the symptoms.Please tell me what are his current problems/symptoms?

Is his development fine,as per his age?

Please follow up with details so that I can answer this well.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ajay Panwar (48 minutes later)
Thank u sir..


Sir,his weight is almost 5.5 kg as on date. During his birth was 3 kg.


Sir, now I noticed a symptom of hernia at left side of the groin..

What's should I do sir? Plz suggest sir.
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Paediatric surgeon consultation.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for being in follow-up.

As far as hernia is concerned,it is not related to brain atrophy and for it,please refer to a paediatric surgeon.

Further,no specific treatment is needed for brain changes as if now.Please keep observing for his developmental milestones.If milestones remain normal and no other brain related symptoms occur,then no treatment will be needed.However,if milestones get delayed or any other neurological complications occur,then treatment will be aimed depending on the symptoms.

The bottom line is-treatment will be aimed at symptoms.Brain atrophy can't be reversed any way.So,it need not be treated.

Hope that I have answered your query.If you have some further questions,I shall be glad to have you in follow-up else please close the thread,rate it and write a review.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What do my CT scan test results indicate?

Brief Answer: This reflects brain damage suffered before,during or post delivery. Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXX, Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com. I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query. Brain atrophy indicates that he has probably suffered some brain damage,which may be due to infections or hypoxic injury-commonly in infants.As you said,he had bacterial meningitis,that may have lead to brain damage. Cerebral palsy means motor deficits(like weakness in limbs,incoordination, posture, balance) due to some brain injury which occurred in perinatal period or neonatal period. Did your baby go through delayed cry at birth or any other complication,around the birth period.Did mother suffer any complications? If you have any further questions,I shall be glad to have you in follow-up. Regards Dr.Ajay Panwar, MD,DM(Neurology)