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15 December 2006 @ 01:50 pm
So, Yukimura.  
What disease is he supposed to have?

Because I remember hearing something about Guillian-Barré.

Which is a peripheral nervous system demyelinating disorder that, according to Snell's Neuroanat, cures itself in a few weeks. No surgery. I'm trying to diagnose him here, as being one hundred percent of the patients I actually give a shit about.

Even though he's not actually, um, real.
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hikaridonya on December 15th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)
As far as I know you're right.

Uh, says here: http://fet.golden-pair.net/index.php?yukimura
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 15th, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC)
Hmm. This is what Snell's says:

In the majority of patients, recovery occurs in 2 to 4 weeks as remyelination occurs. Hospitalisation is necessary in the early stages because the disease can spread rapidly to involve the intercostal and phrenic nerves, resulting in paralysis of the intercostal muscles and diaphragm. For the same reason, the coughing and swallowing reflexes should be carefully watched.

I suppose the point I'm making is that you recover in a month, and don't need surgery.

Artistic license, I guess!
hikaridonya on December 15th, 2006 02:30 pm (UTC)
It makes me wish I had my Mum's textbooks at hand to look up stuff myself. But looking on the internet, I found some of the same thing , and with treatment I found this http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/articles/article.aspx?articleId=181§ionId=19068

My icon nods indeed.
Lauren made it for me a while ago :D
I, Ociwenreposoir on December 15th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)
There's another med student online who found evidence in a textbook that GB may be caused by something like food poisoning.

I admit, I took the idea and ran.

However, Konomi has since clarified his stance on Yukimura and said that it is not GB, but a "Gb-like syndrome" Yukimura has.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 15th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
:D Hell, it probably can. All I remember is seeing 'Guillian-Barré' and going OOH YUKIMURA. It certainly helped to consolidate that particular memory.

He should have just gone with MS, really. That has onsets and remissions and ... well, I guess it's not fixable via surgery either. Hey, it's just like Yaoiland. Has its own rules. :D
Halrloprillalar: mitkoprillalar on December 15th, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
It's soap opera disease!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Shishido: shut up Choutarouscoradh on December 15th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
It is that. Probably can be cured by rainbows and unicorns, too. :P
Serenia: Golden Pairserenia on December 16th, 2006 12:10 am (UTC)
From what I hear (when I was talking to hamburgerjack about it), Konomi originally had it as Guillian-Barre, but later realised that it didn't work with the surgery plot. Someone said he later printed an apology/explanation, and altered it to something with similar symptoms that did require surgery, although I don't know whether he actually named a new condition or not.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Hanamura lock up your childrenscoradh on December 16th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that would make sense. Tennisland has its own rules, just like soap opera and Yaoiland, I guess. :D :D
Geovikigeoviki on December 16th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)
I know two folks who've had Guillian-Barré IRL. One was about 60 and was so utterly paralysed that he needed a respirator to breathe. His recovery time was about 2 years and even afterwards wasn't whole - walks with a cane. He needed a computer to speak for him for months.

The second was a guy about 50-ish, and it took him about a year or so. They mistook him as having West Nile disease for a while, which had made its appearance in our neck of the woods right about then.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: I love youscoradh on December 16th, 2006 03:39 pm (UTC)
Mmm, I think age could be an exacerbating factor in those cases. Protein synthesis and mitochondrial ATP production and, well, everything, slows down as you get older, and to get a respiratory complication on top of all that ...

I just wanted to know why Yukimura needed surgery (apart from the fact that it tragically curtailed his tennis career etc). :D

Anyway! How are you? And, because I'm inherently selfish, will you do this for me? I'd really value your opinion. ♥