... permanent partial memory loss, but it is difficult to describe. Is this common, is there some literature I can read. I know I'm not crazy
I've seen rocky mountain spotted fever but never saw it cause coma or memory problems unless there was a complication of the rmsf. It can cause encephalitis if not treated. This could certainly cause some memory loss. I did find this on the CDC web site Patients who had a particularly severe infection requiring prolonged hospitalization may have long-term health problems caused by this disease. Rickettsia rickettsii infects the endothelial cells that line the blood vessels. The damage that occurs in the blood vessels results in a disease process called a "vasculitis", and bleeding or clotting in the brain or other vital organs may occur. Loss of fluid from damaged vessels can result in loss of circulation to the extremities and damaged fingers, toes or even limbs may ultimately need to be amputated. Patients who suffer this kind of severe vasculitis in the first two weeks of illness may also be left with permanent long-term health problems such as profound neurological deficits, or damage to internal organs. Those who do not have this kind of vascular damage in the initial stages of the disease typically recover fully within several days to months.
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