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Old 04-23-2008, 08:15 PM   #1
cheryl1972 cheryl1972 is offline
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Mystery Diagnosis

This is regarding my dad. He's 60 years old. He's had symptoms of confusion, a hunched over gait, vertigo, shuffling while walking, high blood pressure (usually runs low) sometimes dazy and soft spoken. He's been in the hospital now for 5 days and they cannot figure out what's wrong with him. He's had every test you can think of and the only one that showed anything was an MRI - which showed a lesion on his brain. Now he even needs help getting up to go to the bathroom and he's still very confused. His spinal tap showed elevated protein and clear fluid. Everything else at the preliminary was normal. He's only had these symptoms for about 2 weeks now. It seems like they have ruled out stroke and TIA. I've heard other possibilities of MS, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, toxic exposure and tumor. Does this sound familiar at all to anyone? He's supposed to be transfered to another hospital tomorrow because the one he's in does not have an answer.

Thanks for your help.
Cheryl