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83 years old female suffering from tuberculosis in the head

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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Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases 's  Response

Welcome to HCM

TB is a chronic infection which can affect any part of body.

The treatment consists of multiple drugs also available as a combination kit (AKT).taken for 6 months.It is a curable disease but may take time.

There are many side effects esp on liver joints etc but the benefit of treatment is much more than the side effect.In your case the petrous bone of the skull might be the affected part, so called petrous apicitis.the only worry is that at 83 it is difficult for the body to tolerate the drugs but your doctors regular checkups may help prevent any complications.

So all the best and hope she recovers soon.

Answered: Mon, 15 Aug 2011
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