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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician
Category: Pediatrics
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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My baby got hsv encephalitis. He lost his frontal and

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My baby got hsv encephalitis. He lost his frontal and Temporal lobe and left with chorea athetosis.what do we see ahead he is 8mnths now
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: He is largely disabled. We are still.in hospital.i thought to see what u have to say
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Nope..they monitored closely
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
When ll I get answer
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 2 months ago.

Hi, Sorry about this illness. The residual brain damage will result in a cerebral palsy like condition. Though healing power in babies is very good so one may expect 50-50 chance of some recovery, and baby may grow to be educable and become useful adult.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
How do I see life ahead for him..how abt life span..
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 2 months ago.

There may not be any shortening of life span but the quality of life depends on future growth and development in baby's brain.