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Is memory loss common after invasive streptecoccal shock syndrome and necrotising fasciitis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 28, 2015
  • 11:06 AM

My husband had invasive streptococcal shock syndrome last year which resulted with him having an 8 day stay in ICU and a further 4 weeks in hospital although that was mainly due to him having necrotising fasciitis which resulted in a big debridement on his right leg and then having to undergo a 12 hour operation where they took a flap from his left leg to reconstruct it.
Amazingly he is up and running and almost back to his normal self, although we have been referred to rheumatology as he has been left with an ongoing inflammation condition in his joints which they initially diagnosed post streptococcal reactive arthritis but as the condition has not eased up they are reviewing it.
Anyway I have been looking online as I do believe my husbands memory has been compromised as a result and I can't find anything to connect the two. Are you aware of memory loss being a condition of this awful illness.

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  • Sometimes meds in ICU. cause memory impairment. Review all meds administered at hospital. Heard this story with different med conditions after ICU stays. You have to be your own advocate and question EVERYTHING doctors prescribe or administer in the age of bad drugs.
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  • it would help to describe the memory loss you are observing.
    Does he recall the time before, during, or after his illness? Does he recall the distant past? Is his memory in the present (his short term memory) seem impaired, ie does he 'seem forgetful' now in everyday life?
    How old is he?
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