Otherwise healthy female 16 yr. old pt. and 24 yr. old pt. both present with headache, muscle aches, high fevers, unproductive coughs. First diagnosed with viral infections. Symptoms subside after a few days, but then worsen. Subsequent hospitalization occurs, where fever spikes to between 103 degrees and 105 degrees. Negative spinal taps. Negative for encepilitis. No known health problems. Water main breaks in town three weeks ago. No evidence of parasitic infection. Sixteen year old suddenly complains of her hands feeling numb and "weird", along with her chest hurting. She dies, tragically. Twenty-four yr. old pt. has developed fluid around heart, spinal fluid still clear on subsequent tap. Any ideas on what is going on? Cannot find a common link. Need some ideas. Have checked everything known to me. Experts on infectious diseases cannot find common ground, either.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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