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My friend is dying and the doctors don't know why

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  • Posted By: Janine Mans
  • August 19, 2008
  • 11:00 PM

I have a friend lying in hospital, she has been ill since the New Year! The doctors have said that it's a "new disease" but that doesn't help much! She has sores on her hands and feet, she is losing her teeth, she has gastric problems, is confused, can't breathe properly, fatigued, weak. They have tested for TB, HIV, liver problems, heart problems, neural problems etc, and all tests are negative. She has lost about 20 kg and wasn't big to start! She is wasting away while the doctors scratch their heads. :( Does anyone have a clue? Some of the ideas that the doctors have had are Scleroderma and Vasculitis, but tests for that are also negative. Please please someone tell me what I can do!:eek:

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