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What causes recurring seizures after pneumonia with history of Stroke?

My dad suffered a hemorrhagic stroke 4 yrs ago and is on a peg and has a trach,but still going strong. This week he suffered a double pneumonia and a Uti . Today I noticed him foaming at the mouth. What could be the underlying cause? He had several small seizures lately as well. Thank you
Thu, 29 Aug 2019
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Hello,

His symptoms could be caused by seizures, probably related to the brain damage from the previous hemorrhage. You should also know that every infection (UTI or pneumonia) leads to seizures exacerbation. For this reason, it is important to treat as soon as possible the infection and take regularly anti-epilepsy drugs.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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