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Patient in coma, diagnosed with HIV, had internal bleeding, underweight, on ventilator. How long will the patient be in coma?

Iknow someone in acoma with hiv that s an alcoholic that had withdrawal at hospital and is in acoma for over two weeks.during that time their bladder went bad and they think the person might have internal bleeding and is very under weight. I would please like to know how much longer they probably be in coma she on ventilator in the icu thanks
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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It is very difficult to predict with the data given by you.
The patient's pulse rate, Blood pressure, respiratory rate, O2 concentration in blood, liver functions, renal function, cardiac condition have to be assessed. How far the central nervous system involved has to be assessed. After assessing all these things only one can come to a conclusion hoe long has the patient to remain on ventilator and the chances of recovery.
Wish her a speedy recovery.
Dr S.Murugan
Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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