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A mother of two from Georgia is dead following a brief struggle with a mystery disease that began to cause brain swelling, fevers and facial paralysis just three weeks before it killed her.
Stephanie had what she thought was a summertime flu, 'but while her fever went away the next morning, she started having aches, dizziness, nausea, and then started losing her balance and muscle control,' her husband recalled. 'This hit fast.'
He continued: 'We took her to the ER at Piedmont Hospital where they were able to rule out stroke or aneurysm, and identified significant brain inflammation [sic] as the cause of her symptoms.
originally posted by: pfishy
a reply to: smurfy
There are a few drugs that can mimic the symptoms of meningitis as far at swelling of the brain and hyperthermia. Which, because it isn't caused by the immune system, I'm not referring to as a fever. On a college campus, I could see this being a possibility.
EDIT: Swelling of the brain is technically encephalitis when on a global level. Just to clarify. Meningitis is swelling of the brain stem area.
.seems odd they couldn't figure out what it was