Tuesday, 24 April 2012


Every disease has prognosis. Prognosis is a prediction of the future, the outcome of the disease, and the successful of the treatment. It is only a prediction of the doctor, because of that the prognosis can be true or otherwise.

The prognosis of the patient who undergoes the treatment is difficult to predict, although there is some correlation between the specific cause of hydrocephalus and the patient's outcome. It depends on how worse the hydrocephalus disease and time that hydrocephalus’s patients get the treatment from doctor.

The outcome of the hydrocephalus’s patient is better if they get the treatment earlier. But, if the patient gets the treatment late and the hydrocephalus disease is worse by that time, the patient may have brain damage and can cause death. Without treatment also, up to 6 in 10 people with hydrocephalus will die. 

For the children, if they do not get the treatment, it can affect both physical and cognitive development. Even when undergo treatments, some children who have hydrocephalus disease may have lower intelligence, memory and visual problem.

However, many children diagnosed with hydrocephalus treatment, therapies, and educational intervention lives like a normal children with a few limitation. Treatment by an interdisciplinary team of medical professional, rehabilitation specialist, and educational expert is critical to positive outcome. Treatment of patients with hydrocephalus is life-saving and life-sustaining.

For the normal pressure hydrocephalus, some may experience temporary improvement even though did not go for treatment. Usually people who did not undergo for the hydrocephalus’s treatment, their condition become worse from day to day.



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