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Seizures, incoherent speech, memory loss, might have TB or cancer. Prognosis?

My father is 90 years old. He recently suffered a seizure and developed incoherent speech. Doctors ordered a CT scan and a chest exray. We were told the doctor suspects he could be suffering fro TB but they also feared it could be cancer . He sometimes forgets names of even his family members but sometimes he is very okey. Please help understand how we can take care of him. If it turns out to be TB, what is the risk to the close family members that are living with him?
Asked On : Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Thank you for getting in touch with us. As I see, your father had a seizure recently and developed incoherent speech. This could be due to various reasons like stroke, infection, injury, cancer etc. The exact diagnosis can only be made after conducting a few laboratory and radiological tests. Physical examination of the patient is also of utmost importance here. As he has become forgetful also, it could also be due to the above mentioned reasons or even Alzheimer's. As your Doctor suspects TB, he/she will most probably conduct a few tests to confirm the diagnosis. Hope this helps
Dr. Gagandeep Dhillon
Answered: Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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