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  • Posted By: jdtireservice
  • September 20, 2008
  • 01:28 AM

Hello Looking for any help
available. My father is a 57 year old male who had sudden onset of severe headache described as worst headache ever. 2 days latter ER visit physical examation diagnosed as Migraine. 3 days later headache still there now loss of peripheral vision on left, cognitive skills appear to be lessen. Back to the ER CAT Scan MRI done nothing ER doctors feel it is a stroke. Admitted to hospital 2 days later another MRI nothing back to it must be a migraine. Then seizures began no seizure history prior to this. Another MRI and CT scan this time large matter on right side of brain neurologist said this is probably cancer. This MRI report said encephalitis must be ruled out. That made us remember he had two brother who both were diagnosed with types of encephalitis both had very same symptoms as my father and the onset occurred about the same age. The doctor said a biopsy was need and we were transferred to a hospital in Houston. There a couple days and the Neurologist came to the probably diagnose of Melas a mitochondrial defect. Did a muscle biopsy. Father has continue to decline. Now seizures are stroke like but not strokes. Did a gene study. Began him on numerous vitamins and amino acids. Show some improvements. Release after 27 days contuin to improve short term loss still and some cognitive skill loss still. Results are back mitochondrial defects ruled out. Only thing that ever show up in any blood test or spinal tap was elevated proteins his brothers both had only elevated proteins. Any one ever heard of this or any ideas? Sorry for so long of post just wanted some help

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