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Loss of sight, speech and eventually consciousness

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  • Posted By: SandyMP
  • December 16, 2007
  • 08:39 PM

My aunt succesfully survived breast cancer, only to find that she was drastically losing her vision a few weeks later. This was followed by slurred speech (although nothing wrong with her mind) and later she seemed to lose complete control of her body. She drifts in an out of consciousness but when she is awake she seems to fight for her life. Neuro surgeons have run countless tests on her and can't find the problem. Neither can the psychiatrist. She is losing ground steadily but no one seems to be able to diagnose her condition in order to treat her. I've now read about something called Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome (RPLS). Could it be that? even if they never picked up anything on the scans of her brain? Please help if anyone has experencied something similar?!

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  • Has she had her spinal fluid checked?What aboutdiabetes,intracranial pressure,Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis,hypoglycemia,some type of infection,severe nutritional ie:vitamin deficiency.Also have antineuronal antibodies been checked.It really does sound like symptoms of a stroke although i presume nothing has shown up on a mriSorry if all of these have been thought of alreadyI pray your aunt recovers extremely soon
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 18, 2007
    • 03:21 PM
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  • Has anyone thought about her chemotherapy regimen as a potential contributing factor to her vision & mental state?
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • December 18, 2007
    • 05:10 PM
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