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Loss of consciousness, memory loss. MRI shows white focal calcification. Serious condition?

My father lost conciousness 2o days ago suddenly and for last 2-3 months he used to forget things. He is 56 yrs nw and he had epilepsy in early ages. In MRI, it was found - Left medial frontal lobar calcific focus with minimal perifocal edema/gliosis- may be calcific granuloma and left parietal lobar white focal microbleed/ calcification . what does all these mean? is there anything serious?
Asked On : Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
First of all, let me reassure you that they MRI findings do not represent any serious neurological problem.

These findings indicate that he had suffered from neurocysticercosis, a parasitic infection of brain, the most common cause of secondary epilepsy in India, in the past. This is the cause of epilepsy in him. The current MRI indicates that the infection has healed, as it has become calcified.

He may require to continue anti-epileptic medications.

Please show him to a neurologist for further advice.
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Answered: Wed, 17 Oct 2012
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