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    6-year-old Tauranga boy dies after suffering mysterious seizures

    10 Jan, 2018 8:52am 3 minutes to read

    A 6-year-old Tauranga boy has died after spending weeks in Starship Hospital in Auckland as experts hunted for a cure for his mysterious seizures.
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    Tests showed Elias had been struck by a combination of an enterovirus and mycoplasma pneumonia, a common respiratory pathogen.

    "We were told that the enterovirus was just a common virus that goes around and most people get it, but his body kind of went into overdrive and his immune system, instead of attacking the virus, started attacking his brain."

    That is what had triggered his seizures, yet it was unclear why they were continuing, and doctors decided to send him to Starship Hospital, where he was placed in an induced coma.

    "They said his case was one they hadn't seen before, so for the first few days they were trialling drugs and different combinations to see what his body would respond to."

    Doctors turned to 15 of the best-known seizure medications, but instead of making gains, the drugs affected his pancreas and kidneys.

    Other treatments were then used and international experts were consulted.

    But on January 4, Kurt wrote on his Facebook page that "This morning our little Miracle Boy went to be with Jesus".
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    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11972119
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