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hi,

my couin is suffering from BRAIN TB and is in coma for last 7 days, her other organs like lungs, kidney have started functioning but brain is not responding.

Doctors are continuing medicines and keeping our hopes alive
can't we expect the functioning of brain before cure of TB ?

can anyone suggest, please!

thanks,

goluji
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replied December 15th, 2007
Tb Cure
Tb cure can be claimed after 12 to 18 months of Antituberculosis chemotherapy, but before that functioning of the brain can be expected , given no other complications arise
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replied March 12th, 2008
brain tb
hi i have brain tb sinse 2006,but still i am not fine dr said u have to take 6 months more medicine after that also w cant say that u will be fine or not,due ur immune system new spot has developed.can i be fine?
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replied August 4th, 2008
brain tb
Please tell me how is ur cousin now my cousin is also suffering from the same can u suggest me what to do please waiting for ur reply as soon as possible
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replied August 4th, 2008
brain tb
is it curable can u tell me what to do is ur cousin alright now please i am waiting for ur reply
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replied February 8th, 2009
brain Tuberculosis
hello everyone

My father is suffering from Brain TB, in the initial MRI about 24 lesions were noticed but after almost 2 months of anti-tuberculosis treatment recent MRI showed and increase in the number of spots in the brain, has anyone witnessed this in their respective cases?

please do let me know....thanks
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replied March 8th, 2009
brain tuberculosis
If the treatment is correct, there won't be any increase in lesions. But it takes time (sometimes few years) to get cured completely.
Ask patient to take rest, have enough sleep,
walk in fresh morning air. keep him occupied so as not to get psycologically disturbed.

I am ex-brain tb patient but now 100% cured.
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replied June 22nd, 2012
brain tb
Hi friend,my mother has brain tb,doctor said that its in second stage...is it curable..?how time it will take to get cure...?...please reply me i am waiting
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replied March 11th, 2009
brain tuberculosis
thanks for the reply pd...so how long did it take to get urself totally cured
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replied March 14th, 2009
brain tuberculosis
For me, it was detected bit late and it also relapsed but complete treatment took 7 years
The medicines are very strong and cause side effects like depression. Also reflexes are slowed down
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replied October 17th, 2011
brain tb
Hi pd by late detection what do you mean . what was your condition at that time when your were found postive with brain tB. lt us knw, will be greatfull .
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replied December 31st, 2011
My brother just had a TB test and came back positive.Can anyone tell me if hallucinations could be from brain tb?Thank you for any reply!!!
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replied May 25th, 2009
Tuberculosis: due to low immune power
1. Drink your lemons.
2. Give your body an herbal boost.
3. Get a full night's sleep.
4. Eat plenty of protein.
5. Drink plenty of water.
6. Stop drinking coffee.
7. If you do only one thing to boost your immune system, eliminating sugar will do the trick.
8. Stock up on raw fruits and vegetables for their antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber and enzymes.
9. Spend some time out in the cold.
10. Nurture yourself.
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replied July 29th, 2009
My father(60 yearrs old) is suffering from brain tb and infactus(One small acute), and he is in coma(not sure) for the last one week, can any one has similar case?
Can he would come back out of long sleep?
Any help would be appreciated!!!!
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replied August 16th, 2009
i have a bf who is diagnosed of brain tb last august 15,2009,the doctor said its a last stage..is there cure for this? pls help because i dnt want to lose him...pls reply..any suggestion will greatly appreciated.
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replied February 21st, 2013
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replied October 2nd, 2009
i will like to to known the symptoms of brain Tb, i will be happy to learn and known the symptoms of this am expecting your reply please
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replied November 18th, 2009
I have a friend who seemed to have no symptoms leading up to a grand mal seizure. The CT scan showed what was initially thought to be a cancerous tumor in her brain. Later it was found to be TB. In hind sight her and her family felt there had been signs that were never noticed or connected. She slept all the time and was tired during waking hours. Now we know that prior to the Grand mal seizure, there had been many petite mal seizures that were not detected. While she slept at night, her brain seized many times. Thus her brain was never at rest. She had no headaches, or illness to speak of, but her brother said there were times that he would get irritated because she would ignore him and just space off when being talked to. The doctor said those moments may well have been petite mal seizures.

The upside is that after surgery to remove the mass and two months of serious antibiotics, she is healthy and TB free.
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replied December 23rd, 2009
SERIOUS ISSUE
My friend is reportedly under brain tb of 4th stage.she was earlier treated for a blood clot in her brain veins sustained at the age of 17.she was operated at the age of 28.the surgery was done at a reputed institution in delhi.

There after she had blockouts on two occassions.now she has been diagnised in barin tb fourth stage.she has reported to be having memory loss.though advised advised medical rest for 12 months she is refusing to keep off from and continuise to attend.she beleives she would be thoroughlt occupied this way and can avoid deppresion.kindly advise.
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replied February 4th, 2010
brain tb
my mom has mililary tb, lesions in the brain, she shakes and her balance is way off, and cannot walk with out assistance, any suggestions?
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replied April 29th, 2010
Brain tb
my sister is also suffering from brai tb.can someone suggest me how long it will take for complete cure?
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replied September 26th, 2010
Re: brain tuberculosis
pd wrote:
If the treatment is correct, there won't be any increase in lesions. But it takes time (sometimes few years) to get cured completely.
Ask patient to take rest, have enough sleep,
walk in fresh morning air. keep him occupied so as not to get psycologically disturbed.

I am ex-brain tb patient but now 100% cured.


Thanks for this information. My friend's wife is suffering from brain tuberculosis. It is TB Meningitis. After she was admitted to a hospital she got a heart seizure and her brain was damaged and she got into a coma. though she has survived but she is not able to function properly. she is not able to speak. she does not respond to anyone except sometimes to her husband. I have few queries. 1. It has been close to 8 months and will her condition improve? 2. Can the TB in this case be contagious? 3. She is now at home. Is it necessary for her to be trated in hospital?
Binay
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replied September 27th, 2010
Hi, my wife suffering TB meningitis from last 2 years, relapsed third time, first time she had pulmonary TB, then took drug for 8 months, after that it relapsed afetr 6 months since she left the medicine. That time she had infection in brain, 2 seizure then again we go for IgM-TB it was 1.52 accompanied with 5kg weight loss, low grade fever, lymphadenopathy, previous history of TB, again she took madicine (AKT4) for complete one year along with ayurvedic treatment for TB, pranayam, daily morning walk,daily juice, eggs, paneer, soyabeen, lot of milk, meditation and a one more TB treatment-another ayurvedic, then she again complete the one year course. Since then after one year she relapsed second time, now the symptomes are headache, pain in brain, memory loss, senseless leg or hand, numbness, low grade fewer, weight loss, positive IgM, increased ESR. Now a private doctor (retired from govt hospital-delhi) again started the same drug AKT4, now it has 6 months passed with AKT4, she she complained the probelm arises in lungs, fewer however she is under medication. We have gone to LRS-delhi they said this is not TB, IgM positive is not a perfect biomarker of this disease, they are ignoring the accompanied symptomes (low grade fewer, weight loss, memory loss, headache and previous histroy of relapse). Then we go to MAX they said we should go for BAL (bronco-alveolar Lavase examination & culture). We also gone to AIIMS they too said this is not TB you should go to neurologist.
Finally we are sitting at our home, and waiting for what we dont know, review on internet are very horrible for TB meningitis, I dont know what is this going on. First time when she catch this infection she was mis diagnosed by a MBBS doctor, he gave her medication for bacterial infection (bronchitis) for one month that was the time when this disease get translocated to her brain because of mis diagnosis of that stupid doctor, second time again (during first relapse) she was diagnosed by a neurologist-max he even know the basics of TB (as i think now)but we had to go to him because of TB in brain.
Finally we are living in hell and a total confusion,dilemma. we are waiting for what even we dont know. Once we also tried for blood culture but it was negative.
Doctors actually annoyed with the crowed of TB patients especially in govt hospitals, so they entertain only those who dont come to them on their own feet, just to be dead or strongly posistive.
But i maintain my wife so caarefully that nobody feel any symptoms of previous histroy of TB, she daily take Triphala, Chayanprash, lot of water, Juice, Almonds, Eggs, soyabeen, meditation, pranayam. Then doctor think they have some other problem then why they wasting our time because of pseudo TB.
But the reality is that we are living in regular fera- of MDR-TB. Moreover rifambicin probably could not enter in brain because of blood brain barrier.
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replied December 24th, 2010
VERY URGENT!!!!!
Hey!
I can understand your sorrow because i am also in sorrow for my ucles wife. She has little children and she had a severe headache and she thought it was minor and left it at that
next day she fell to the floor and the family rushed her to the hosppital
she has been there for 3 weeks now and she gets better sometimes and sometimes shell be a total blank. PLS Tell me if she will be better. sHE Can hear us and she says amen to our prayers. She can not totallly talk and she will message us with her eyes. She has been dignosed with brain TB will she be alright???? she is breathing on her own and everything but she cant talk or eat or move they have this pipe through her neck wihich allows her to drink. She currently is in bad shape and we dont know if sheel be better
hoping for her getting better and you prayers and a repply telling me how long it will take fir her to get better thanks
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