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Pneumonia and coma - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
User :   i have a homosexual male friend in a coma
User :   the elisa test came back positive
Doctor :  
User :   and he has pneumonia
Doctor :  
User :   what are his chances of survival
User :   is it possible that the test gave a false positive?
Doctor :  
what did the doctor tell?
User :   all he's said is there's brain swelling
Doctor :  
there are very less chances of false positive
User :   and the pneumonia but he hasn't said anything apart from that
User :   hes been like this for two weeks
Doctor :  
chances of survival are low
User :   at first he stopped talking, then he couldn't see and last he just went into comma
User :   he lost a lot of weight in the last six months
Doctor :  
User :   is there anything i should be asking his doctor?
Doctor :   now what is ur main concern?

User :   hes an only child and his parents are very old im not sure the doctor is telling them exactly what the prognosis is or if there is anything that can be done+
Doctor :  
User :   what medication should i make sure he gets?
Doctor :  
if he is comotosed ...then chances of survival are low...

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