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There is considerable variation in the incidence and severity of sequelae in patients surviving viral encephalitis. The incidence and severity of sequelae were directly related to the age of the patient and the level of consciousness at the time of initiation of therapy.
Patients with severe neurologic impairment (Glasgow coma score 6) at initiation of therapy either died or survived with severe sequelae.
Young patients of less than 30 years with good neurologic function at initiation of therapy did substantially better (100% survival, 62% with no or mild sequelae) when compared with their older counterparts (>30 years; 64% survival, 57% no or mild sequelae).
Since your dad must be more than 30 years old and also since he is in coma, the chance of survival is 64%.
In other words, chance of him recovering completely is 57%, chance of him recovering, but have some problems like hemiplegia, speech disturbances, etc., is 7% and the chance of him not coming out of coma is 36%.
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Last Wednesday night, I got palpitations. I took Rivotril 5 mg and slept. Next day I rushed to my physician. He prescribed me Ciplar 10 mg tablet and advised me to take one tablet daily after breakfast. Palpitations did not happen from past three months. My doctor advised me to continue... Read Full »
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Palpitations in the absence of loss of consciousness/blackout/sudden fall are not considered as malignant. Occasional non-recurrent palpitations may not be significant at all. Hence you need to see if you have any of these alarming symptoms or these palpitations are rec...
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