My mother has recently passed away, but to my surprise the death certificate that was given to me today states...
Cause of death.
a, Pulmonary tuberculosis
b, Hepatic steatosis,
Left ventricular hypertrophy
My question is should (b,) be stated on a death certificate when it wasn't a swollen Kidney that caused my mothers death. The death certificate states it was TB?
My mother had previously recovered from Pulmonary tuberculosis and was given the all clear by the hospital Doctor who was treating her. Since the Coroner now states that it had returned and became the primary cause of her death... does this mean that there is a possibility of my mother infecting me? Since I was partly living with her through out her recovery (last 6 months)...
… and is there any risk of tuberculosis remaining in the home even after she has passed away. If so what precautions should be taken?
Hi Dr Hasan,
Thank you for your time.
Can Hepatic steatosis and Left ventricular hypertrophy have an impact on a my mothers Pulmonary tuberculosis?
I ask because the Coroner states that Hepatic steatosis and Left ventricular hypertrophy had a bearing on my mothers death! even through Pulmonary tuberculosis was stated as the primary cause of death.
(In other words... is it possible for my mothers Fatty liver, and left sided heart muscle... aid her eventual cause of death, which is in the lung?)
Thank you. (This brings me to my point.)
In your opinion, (and I ask just so I can get a possible insight into their professional way of thinking) why would a coroner state that hepatic steatosis was a contributing factor to my mother's pulmonary TB and then state it on the dearth certificate? as written underneath...
b, Hepatic steatosis