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Parasite infection most likely

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 2, 2010
  • 10:43 PM

My husband was working overseas in Pakistan for seveal months when he came down with acute diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. He was treated at a hospital for two weeks. His white blood count was 20,000. No diagnosis, so he was flown back to the states with the same symptoms but also now he could not urinate. He was admitted to our local hospital and had numerous cystocopies, colonoscopy, blood test, ct scan, mri, etc. I even told the doctors to check for heavy metal and other poisons, parasites, etc. Nothing was found. Then he was sent to a university hospital, and again many of the same tests etc. Results of one test for schistosomiaosis came back from the CDC 97% positive and second one two weeks later came back 100% neg. No diagnosis, but put in the category of inflammatory bowel disease. He still cannot pee. Diarrhea stopped, lost 55 pounds, no weight gain yet, still is weak,tired all the time, and small intestine is still inflamed and not absorbing enough nutrients. AND no diagnosis. I think it is a parasite infection that is very rare, but the doctors here have no idea. I have been looking at a variation of eosinophilia which could cause all of his symptoms. He did not bring this condition from the states. Does this ring a bell with anyone who has had this problem or who has lived places where parasites can cause havoc?

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