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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes slurred speech while on treatment for pneumonia?

My 62 year old brother has symptoms of a stroke, but tests proved neg. Weak limbs, slurred speech, slow movement.. Someone mentioned JC Virus, Heard a person died 2 months after their diagnosis. He had been taking drugs for a reoccurring pneumonia. Could that make him susceptible to getting the virus...Is there any cure for this, otherwise could ALS hit a person one morning after no previous symptoms?..We have more tests tomorrow..MIR included...Thanks for any info.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017
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Hi,
Thanks for your question.
I do understand your pain and discomfort.
As per your history please follow -:
1)Do a neurological clinical examination if any deficit present then do [MRI]
2)Do full blood count with differential

I hope I was able to address your query. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to write to me.
Wishing you all the best.
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