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Suffering with seasonal asthma, episode of running, shouting and failing to recognize people. Suspicion of blood clot in brain. Treatment?

My father is 75 years old. He has no history of heart disease and BP . He is not diabetic. He has seasonal asthma and undergone Hernia surgery. Today he started running, shouting and failing to recognize people. We called ambulance and 6 men struggled to take him to hospital. There doctors tied him to bed and took his BP, ECG. Initally his ECG was abnormal and later it became normal. His BP is also normal. But his mental health persists. Doctors want to take him to CT scan and doubt blood clot in brain. What do you think is an issue and if there is a blood clot what is the treatment?
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.
Sudden onset change in mental status could be suggestive of a blood clot. It can be confirmed by doing a CT or MRI scan of the brain.
Treatment would consist of aspirin (a blood thinner) and statins. In addition, control of BP, sugar and cholesterol would be required.
Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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Answered: Tue, 13 Aug 2013
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