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Disease That Causes Teen Jordyn Walker To Lose Senses Remains A Mystery To Doctors

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Doctors and parents of a 15-year-old girl whose unidentified illness took most of her senses were left mystified on what could have caused it. Recently, the teen became permanently blind after the pressure on her eyes became too much.   ( Sasin Tipchai | Pixabay )

A 15-year-old teen from Smithville, Missouri, has permanently lost her sense of sight as well as smell and taste, leaving doctors bewildered on the mysterious illness she has.

Jordyn Walker is currently fighting a disease for just over a year and a half, but it has already taken most of her senses. It was in July 2017 when she first experienced some of the symptoms including stomach pains, which was found to be related to colitis, or the inflammation of the colon.

Losing Senses

After which, her eyes, nose, and ears started bleeding, which resulted to losing her senses of smell and taste. Even though this may be horrible to witness, test results showed there was nothing to be alarmed of, making her parents think it was just a one-time instance.

However, things just took a lot worse from then on and specifically on the year after, when she found herself rushed at The University of Kansas Hospital after vomiting, diarrhea, and intolerable stomachache. Her face immediately swelled up, alarming doctors at the rapidity of what had happened.

More than that, her face had to undergo emergency surgery, with doctors removing bones on both sides to reduce swelling. However, the pressure was too much on her eyes that Walker lost her eyesight, with the recorded pressure at 85 mm Hg, far from the average 12 to 22 mm Hg.

Sad to say, this mysterious illness claimed Walker's sense of sight for the rest of her life. The teen, who is an editor in her school paper, and her family is raising funds via GoFundMe to help find the cause of the illness.

Still A Mysterious Illness

"Doctors believe that the blood flow to the optic nerve was compromised, severely damaging one nerve and completely destroying the other," the GoFundMe page read.

Her parents were, needless to say, frustrated that there is still no diagnosis about the cause, but doctors handling the case were more than exasperated over the case. Nonetheless, they said that at least they know what it isn't, judging from the negative results of the tests done on Walker.

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