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Alan-Epilepsy(Britain)

Author Zhangqi Views Posted at 2016/03/30

Name: Alan
Sex: Male
Nationality: British
Age: 6 Years
Diagnosis: 1. Autism 2. Epilepsy
Date of Admission: Feb.19, 2016
Treatment hospital/period: Wu Medical Center/14 days

Before treatment:
Alan was normal when he was born, but he began to have epileptic seizures when he was 4 and half months old. When he was 1 and half years old, his parents found his speech and intelligence level were not as good as the other kids his age. He was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. He had a few irregular epileptic seizures before he was 4 years old. He could play his favorite games with his parents and had emotional interactions like shaking hands or kissing his parent’s cheeks. He had more epileptic seizures in a 2 year period and they occurred every 2 or 4 days, and each time, there were 3 to 5 seizures lasting 30-50 seconds. When they stopped, Alan would feel tired, and he had a bad temper when he was trying to sleep. When he was awake, he was over active, easily upset and hyperactive.  He had excessive salivation which he was prescribed medication for. He was taken to America for treatment but nothing was effective. Currently, Alan yells a lot but his vocabulary is very limited and he’s difficult to understand. Sometimes he is able to say papa, mama or hi, and does react when his name is called out. His attention span is very short and he doesn’t cooperate very well. Sometimes he can understand orders such as sit down or lie down. He is not able to express his feelings to let others know that he’s thirsty or needs to use the bathroom. When he is hungry he is able to find the food by himself. Alan’s parents wanted him to have the best care possible so he was brought to our center and diagnosed with autism and epilepsy.
He was overactive since he contracted the disease. His diet was normal. His urination routine and bowel movements were normal. He would sleep about 10 hours a day.

Admission PE:
Bp: 100/60mmHg, Hr: 78/min. Br: 22/min. Weight: 25kg, height: 120cm. Alan’s body type and nutrition were normal. The skin and mucosa were normal with no yellow stains or petechia. The thorax was symmetrical. There was no respiration in the lower region of the lungs. There were no dry or moist rales. The rhythm of the heartbeat was normal and strong. There was no obvious murmur in the valves. The abdomen was soft and flat with no pressing pain or rebound tenderness. The liver and spleen were normal. There was no edema in the lower limbs.

Nervous System Examination:
Alan was alert and he was in good spirits. He was very hyperactive and he couldn’t sit quietly. He had difficulties with his speech and often yelled out, but spoke few words. He couldn’t cooperate with the examination of the memory, calculation abilities or orientation. His comprehension, judgment, and attention were bad. It was hard for him to cooperate with others. Sometimes he would sit down or lie down when he was told to. He had eye contact with others. He couldn’t cooperate with the examination of the cranial nerves, sensory, coordinated movements or meningeal irritation sign. He couldn’t cooperate with the examination of the muscle tension or muscle power. The course measurement was normal. He didn’t cooperate with the examination of the tendon reflex. The bilateral pathological sign was negative.

Treatment:
After admission, Alan was diagnosed with autism and epilepsy. He received 3 neural stem cell injections and 3 mesenchymal stem cell injections to regenerate the nervous system, improve the immune system, blood circulation, nourish the neurons, and treat the epilepsy. This was accompanied with physical and language rehabilitation.

Post-treatment:
After 2 weeks of treatment, Alan’s physical condition had improved. His mood and cognitive ability improved. There was less excessive saliva. Alan’s attention span increased. His ability to imitate what others were doing improved. His vocabulary increased. He responded well to the physical rehabilitation training. The epileptic seizures decreased so Alan was put on less medication.

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