New Cure Could Offer Hope For Rare Disease, As Baby Saved

November 5, 2009

Australia (ChattahBox) – A baby in Melbourne suffering from a disease that dissolves the brain has been saved from death. after an experimental drug was used successfully.

‘Baby Z’ suffered from a rare disease that caused her brain to begin dissolving. The phenomenon was caused by a build up of toxic sulphite in her system, and effects 100 babies a year. There is no known cure, and the death is slow and painful.

But the parents and doctor of the infant worked tirelessly, refusing to standby and wait for the end.

The ended up finding a study that had been performed on lab mice in Germany, which reduced the amount of sulphite in the system.

The doctor, Guenter Schwarz, sent his entire stock, though it had never been tested on humans, and the hospital cleared the treatment as the last chance at her survival.

After the first dose, the amount of sulphite was reduced significantly, and within a few days had reached a normal level.

Baby Z is going to be fine.

That was several months ago. The now 18-month-old is starting to speak, and is doing perfectly well.

It is an amazing recovery, and has given hope to babies all over the world that will face the rare condition.This includes a baby born a month ago, who is already being given the treatment, and showing improvement.

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One Response to “New Cure Could Offer Hope For Rare Disease, As Baby Saved”

  1. Wellescent Health Blog on November 5th, 2009 9:47 pm

    Such last ditch findings are very inspiring, but real credit has to be provided to the researchers who wrote up their findings on the subject and to the administrators who allowed this untested treatment to be attempted in the first place.

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