The Possibility Of A Complete Recovery For People With TB Meningitis?
Tuberculosis is an infection caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis. These germs generally attack the lungs, but can also attack other organs such as bones (Potts disease), lymph nodes (glandular TB), lining of the brain and brain (TB meningitis), outer lung tissue (miliary TB), lung protective tissue (pleurisy) TB), Skin (skin TB / scrofuloderma).
TB meningitis is a TB infection that attacks the lining of the brain. This condition can happen to anyone and the risk will increase, especially those who have low immune system or co-infection with HIV.
Prognosis TB meningitis is difficult to predict both in terms of cure of the disease or the incidence of permanent complications after infection clears. Many factors influence such as =
Vaccination status of a person (have received BCG vaccination or not). In the study, it was found that someone who had a history of BCG vaccination had a better prognosis.
Severity of disease, TB meningitis is a disease that is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage due to atypical symptoms. Symptoms that arise include headache, weakness, fever, confusion (disorientation) to loss of consciousness (at an advanced stage), muscle pain, stiff neck (advanced stage). The more severe the disease, the worse the prognosis.
Malignancy from germs, in TB germs that have experienced drug resistance, the prognosis will be worse.
Brain damage that arises. The worse the complications of tuberculosis to the brain, the worse the prognosis and permanent complications that arise.
Endurance sufferers, those with better immune system have a slightly better prognosis.
There are no comorbid infections, patients who have co-infections such as diabetes mellitus, HIV, autoimmune diseases, malnutrition have a worse prognosis due to these co-infections.
Level of consciousness, in patients with impaired consciousness, the prognosis will be worse.
TB exudate in the brain, the presence of exudate in the brain will affect the prognosis of brain damage worse.
Increased pressure in the brain, increasing pressure in the brain will make the prognosis worse.
Regarding the condition of your child, we strongly recommend that you take the best possible treatment, consult with your doctor who treats your child to find out the status of the child's infection and the prognosis of the current treatment.
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