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Doctors unable to diagnose seizures

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  • Posted By: Gizmo Matrix
  • April 26, 2013
  • 04:12 AM

I have a confusing medical dilemma. I am not looking for answers but any thoughts on a possible diagnosis would help.
Ok so my girlfriend's sister has been in the hospital for the past couple weeks.

It started with a seizure which she has never had before and she ended up in the hospital and was sent home that night. Later that night had another seizure and was brought back to the hospital. They gave her some seizures meds and was sent home again. The seizures were still happening and now has been in the hospital since.

These were symptoms:

bouts of confusion
mood swings
forgetting how to do certain tasks
no appetite
no fever

They ran several tests, blood tests came back negative, spinal tap came back negative
They are waiting for the results of some other test that takes a couple weeks.
Recently, they moved her to ICU then moved her back she now has a fever and her mind is basically slipping which could be because of the medications, but is now even having trouble speaking.
They are unable to do a PET scan now because she can't be left alone.
They believe it is an infection but are unsure what it is and the doctors are getting frustrated because they can't figure it out and they haven't seen anything like this.

Is there anyone that has heard of something like this?

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