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My brother is a 26 year old, generally healthy male. Early This year he started to get forgetful, which got worse over the coming months. He began getting confused at simple tasks, forgetting his route home, which he had travelled for years. Then his speech started to be affected, he started to stutter when speaking and the GP diagnosed him with Depression and put him on anti-depressants.
Since then he has been hospitalised, is now unable to speak (he does say odd words but stutters the rest of the sentence), he his getting confused about his current surroundings, losing control of his bladder function and seems to have lost the ability to read/write.
His condition, whatever it is seems to be deteriorating at a rapid rate and after a number of tests detailed below we still have no idea what is wrong him.
2 x MRI scan over a 2 month period
Lumbar Puncture (clear liquid, initial tests reported nothing unusual)
EEG Scan (performed by Walton hospital, waiting on results)
Number of blood tests
Results So far
The only things that have shown on the brain scans so far have shown that he has a few dead brain cells (which is apparently normal) and his brain has shrunk slightly since his last scan a month ago.
He has also been diagnosed with MRSA (the hospital bug) recently and been placed in his own room on the ward.
We are still waiting on further results from the lumbar puncture, which have been sent to Scotland for further analysis.
Does anyone have any ideas what his condition could be? are they doing the right tests? missed any?
Any help would be appreciated
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