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Medical curiousity mystery deepens

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  • Posted By: skylark04
  • September 7, 2007
  • 07:35 PM

I was born 9/19/1945 apparently healthy by c section. Apparently I and several other newborns contracted high fever in subsequent days that was treated with penicillin. By the time I was 12 months people noticed partial paralysis of right arm and leg and later crooked smile. Recently I was in hospital for dizziness and, among other things (inner ear problem) the catscan and MRI showed hydraceplalus(?) water on the brain.

So, here's the deal: The daily paper for 9.19.45 and subsequent says people were dying of Dengue Fever in New Orleans. Apparently, this is well known among Infectious disease community.

My question is could an ELIZA (whatever) test done at this late date find dengue antibodies? And what, if anyting, should I expect as I move to mid sixties with this water on the brain thing?

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