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Chiari malformation, seizure dx and asthma - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
User :   my son has a dx of chiari malformation, seizure dx and asthma, i had to call 911 for him last week due to seizures they increased his meds which made him sleep found out his tegretol level was 13.5 he's 2
Doctor :   ok
User :   just last night i had to take him back to the e r he had a temp of 103.5 and was having difficulty breathing, they also diagnosed him with croup
User :   he is still not at his norm, excessively cranky with a poor appetite, what do you suggest i do?
Doctor :   Arnold-Chiari malformation is a malformation of the brain.
User :   i know....could it be related to his seizures or could it contribute to the symptoms he's having now?
Doctor :   Chiari malformations (CMs) are structural defects in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance.

Doctor :   yes it can lead to seizures
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