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Urgent help needed! Are there any diseases with similar symptoms to Weil's disease?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 28, 2006
  • 00:29 AM

Hi all
My dad was taken into hospital a week ago and the doctors still find his condition a mystery. They are treating him for Leptospirosis/Weils disease even though the test came back negative. He also hasn't been in an environment (i.e. near rats/animals/sewers/rivers etc) where he would have picked anything up.
He hasn't eaten for 11 days, he has jaundice, septicemia (which I believe went into septic shock 3 days ago as his blood pressure dropped drastically), pneumonia, aching muscles and joints, delirious with hallucinations, burning stomach pains and he's skin is puffed up. His stomach/abdomen is distended. The rash has been put down to septicemia. He started losing his appetite about a month ago and then 11 days ago we thought he had a tummy bug as he was vomiting and nauseus with headaches. He hasn't had any nose bleeds or other bleeding. The doctors say his liver and possibly his pancreas is infected but they can't seem to find anything to connect all his symptoms. He's a young 60, very fit, doesn't drink. I was dancing with him two weeks ago. We're all very worried as he said he nearly died 3 days ago and he's scared. Sorry for such a long post. Are there any questions I should be asking the doctors? Or are there any similar diseases to Leptospirosis/Weil's disease? Any help is much appreciated - he's a wonderful man and we don't want to lose him! Many thanks. Robin.

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