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Need diagnosis for friend in need

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  • Posted By: powdercoat4u@ev1.net
  • October 17, 2006
  • 04:24 AM

A friend of mine's husband is about 46 years old, very educated and was working in the computer field. He started having double vision and has had to take a disability as he can no longer see the computer or drive to work. The symptoms he has are Double Vision, Involuntary Eye Movement, Inability to look up, Eyes not reactive to light, numbness in face & mouth, Brain swelled squeezing the channel that drains the cerebral spinal fluid that runs through the brain, inflammation in 3rd & 4th ventricles of the brain that controls vision & eye movement. They had to drain the fluid and put a shunt to drain it. He has no pain except headaches before the fluid was drained. No eye pain. They gave him Thiamine as he did drink a lot of alcohol and had a thiamine deficiency. The thiamine didn't help. (I saw the "Wernickes Encephalopathy" diagnosis and wondered if this might apply to him.) Doctors are clueless. They have run all kinds of tests, sent biopsies from the brain to the Mayo Clinic. No cancer. Please help with a diagnosis possibility. He is very depressed as he is so young. His Dad was a doctor and died of brain cancer. His family has a history of high alcohol consumption. I know he has had high blood pressure in the past and has a sleeping disorder where he snores and quits breathing. Any clues? Please HELP my friend's! THANKS!

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