Is SPD linked to: A bad childhood illness or Rocky Mountain Spotted fever?

by Jen
(USA)

When my son was 3 1/2 he had a severe case of rocky mountain spotted fever that did not respond to meds like it usually does. He was on 4 different antibiotics at once and even spent a night in the intensive care unit. The infection caused swelling on the brain. His fever was extremely high for well over a week maybe even 2 weeks.


So.....has anyone ever studied or surveyed these children to see if there was anything in the past that could have "triggered" SPD? We are new to the disorder and I have read it is from birth, but just wondering if this could have aggravated it.

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May 18, 2011
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Anon
by: Anonymous

i am unaware as to research that may or may not be taking place about this, but from what i understand about this disorder of sorts is that it is neurological. and so, i guess i would ask, did you think before your son had that illness whether he exhibited any of the symptoms on the spd list? if he did, did they seem to get worse or have more of them after the illness? i'm not a doctor, but i would suppose that if he had swelling on the brain, and high fevers it could have affected neurology? at any rate, if you have concerns now and are not seeking help, i would suggest trying to find services with someone who understand and works with children with spd. we have benefited from ot. good luck.

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