- CASE FILE
20+ year firefighter now on disability. Started 4 years ago with polyneuropathy and leading to organ involvement.
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Neuropathy in hands and feet with nerve conduction studies showing no large fiber involvement, Brain fog, fatigue and liver failure. Team of doctors were advising possible adding to liver transplant list. Placed in hospital for eleven days to run tests. Liver enzymes returned to normal with only fluids while tests were conducted. Once enzymes returned to normal, all other symptoms went away for approximately three months. All symptoms returned with addition to loss of balance, headaches, weakness, night sweats, burning sensation in hands and feet, stabbing pain in feet, blurred vision and occasional tinnitus. Recent diagnosis of kidney failure which returned to normal with no treatment.
Patient was placed on disability from the fire department due to disease.
Diagnosis of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy with five sessions of plasmaphersis with no results. Thus, ruling out CIDP. All autoimmune diseases have been ruled out as of now. Scans of body and head shows no lesions, masses, etc and also ruled out MS. White blood cells are considered normal.
Seen doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, Novant Hospital and Duke University with no diagnosis.