Looks like everybody has an excuse to desert the ship. Well, maybe I should go and eat a big piece of cake with ice cream. No, can't do that as it would raise by glucose. My liver couldn't convert the monosaccharide into glycogen by the process of glycogenesis. Therefore, I would need more insulin secreted by my......oops! Isn't this about where we all came in.
No, history of familiar paralysis. In fact in one fell swoop we are going to erdicate all genetic diseases. Just, think, no deleted chromosomes, no inversions, no crossing-over, no jumping genes involved, no fragmentation, no non-disjunction, no mutation, all alleles are paired, no recessive lethals, no incomplete dominance with lethals, no multiple alleles involved at the same locus or at various loci, or anything else one might think of.
I know that. But, why did he make the suggestion to begin with? Now, all of you including you Ponte will have to eliminate diseases one by one until someone gets it. I am not going to give in. I said it was ludicrous so you probably won't join in. Just think Persh, Plute, and Ponte all on the same team. That would be a first.
I'm getting help?
When you reach this point you must have help, labs, spinal fliud values and more history, toxins, drugs etc. Family history, familial paralysis....
Now, I must go, Persh
True, but arachnids do carry the causal organisms for epidemic typhus, endemic or murine typhus and these are the Rickettsias. Thus, I was just eliminating more diseases that were not responsible for this girl's paralysis. So, again no arachnids were involved.
I'm waiting on a ride, Ponty... but, thank you.
As for Phy, Gillain Barre' is probably the most likely diagnosis and a LP (spinal tap, you know, posted a while back) and the exam of the CSF (spinal fluid) may solve the problem.
Persh, is getting help. No, the disease was not caused by Treponema pallidium nor any other spirochete. So, we have also eliminated yaws. You have not earned you M.D. degree yet.