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I am sorry to hear she is having this problem.
Was any bloodwork checked (blood chemistry, cell counts, etc.)?
Did she have any imaging like an MRI or CT scan done?
I see. When they did the CT scan did they do a spinal tap (CSF tap) and what were the results?
That looks to see if there is inflammation of the brain (meningitis or encephalitis). Typically that is done with a CT, but not always depending on where the CT was done. That would be the next step in diagnosis, along with an MRI of the brain and possibly spinal cord as well.
Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain, meningitis is inflammation of the lining around the brain. Encephalomyelitis is inflammation of both of those tissues together. They are all diagnosed via spinal tap and/or MRI
Not typically. A mass in the mouth that pushes onto the brain could cause something like that, but usually there is major swelling of the face/head. I doubt the tooth is a huge issue right now.
Typically these are due to inflammation or infection. Sometimes the immune system causes this (immune mediated disease), and sometimes due to tumors affecting the brain. Usually this is immune mediated or infectious.
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