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History of meningitis. Seeing sparks, knee weakness, memory loss. What can be done?

My sister had meningitis when she was 5 years old. She had an entirely normal life - works as a lawyer (has a master degree in law) Lately she started seeing sparks and flyes and feeling weekness in the knee area while under the slightest stress . She is 60 now. She started having trouble remembering common words. The tests showed dark spots in the brain. What can be done for her? Thank you Jana from Macedonia
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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Hello Jana,
Your sister having meningitis at 5 years of age probably doesnt have much to do with her current problems. The cognitive deficits that you have explained along with some imaging findings suggest that she could be having an organic disease of the brain, probably an infarct. IN that case things should improve in some days and she should be started on proper prophylactic treatment like clopidogril, aspirin and antihypertensives. Piractem and memantine may also help her.
Thanks for posting a query at HCM. Hope she gets well soon.
Answered: Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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