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Old 09-19-2008, 01:24 PM
aldoween aldoween is offline
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my case of desease

Good evening! My name is Alex and I am 30 years old.
After some desease of nondefined origin 4 years ago (it’s maybe influenza or encephalitis not clear causation). Typical symptoms of first months of desease: bad sleep night (quick awakening after minutes of sleep with anxiety and convulsions), impairment of consciousness day’s, during the day: insensibility, debility, drowse, short-breathed, aggravation of damage when I sitting or lieing and improvement when I upright.. I feel this symptoms: weakness (in my wrist too), day's hypersomnia - aggravation of damage in sunlight (nearly loss of consciousness in the first year of illness), feeling of muscle twist, muscle tension (left side of stomach, neck, back, occiput, legs) dysergia, tremble at the foot, awkwardness of movements, facial numbness (left side), intense burning (sometimes like "scalding waves" especially in my legs), trouble of speech, slackening of memory, dormancy, obnubilation, pricking of all body (aggravation of damage in hot bath), (polyneuropathy), not great cross-eye, night hyperhidrosis, itching of nerves (most arms and back), torticollis, swelling in my head, cutting pain inside legs and head (most shampoo head), increase C-reactive protein vore 4, I don’t have temperature rise 3 year after my desease. I have attacks of fever of hyperhidrosis. Feeling what my brain is dry (vasculitis?) and many smallest bubbles in it (inflammation?). Hard spot on my tongue (as sand). Feeling what my head and body (inside) be overgrown, be covered and my blood is circulate bad – as through cotton wool. I often feel chill, formication on the small body region at behind neck back of the head (lymph node?) whereupon reinforce drowse and weakness.

Оn MRI my brain has left region of temple with increased fireplace (foci) of signal (this has size 5 х 6,5 mm).
And on my legs I had appearance of skin rash (hemorrhage?) - see my photos below (click for enlarge).
What is this? It looks as meningitis?

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Old 09-28-2008, 12:00 AM
Nat Hyland Nat Hyland is offline
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Hi!

I have had a look at your pictures, and they don't look like menintitis to me. They actually look a lot like a type of dermatitis I get occasionally, where I have these "pimples" (papules but can be anywhere on body, not just on face), which are one phase, which then goes to another "dry" (flaky, dry skin) stage.

Meningitis rash is very distinctive as there are often large haemorrhages (burising) under the skin resulting in very large blotches. You would also have been much sicker much more quickly - you certainly wouldn't be able to sit and type at the computer - if you had meningitis. There have been cases of meningitis in Australia among teenagers in recent years which killed those who contracted it within 48 hours. I was nearly killed by meningitis at 6 weeks of age, and have hydrocephalus as a result.

I suggest you have further tests if your symptoms continue.

Good luck!

Nat.
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:42 PM
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And maybe this some allergic (I had this after flu shot - vaccination)? Or poliomyelitis?
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:34 PM
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Yes, quite possibly an allergic reaction.

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Old 10-15-2008, 02:02 PM
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Yes, quite possibly an allergic reaction.

Nat.
fungal meningitis? isn't it?
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:25 PM
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aldoween, was your case ever solved? I'm curious because I have some kind of virus or contamination in my spinal fluid and I am having more and more blood drawn while they seem to be just sitting around waiting. I seem to have some of those red marks on my skin.

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