Re: Neuropathology Report and Medicines that did and didn't
Avelox and Levaquin are both fluoroquinolones, and may cause "Peripheral Neuropathy", and perhaps this effects swallowing.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverse_ef ... quinolones
I believe that Dementias involve many causes working in parallel, and one of the causes is Neuro Inflammation. Toxins released by bacterial infection can cause inflammation, and thus take LBD to a deeper level, and this also could account for the dysphagia. So it could be the antibiotic, or the pneumonia, or both. I think that any infection is the greater risk compared to the fluorquinolone antibiotic.
My Dad got many Urinary Tract Infections, and each one made the LBD worse. I wish we had fluorquinolones, or other antibiotics, on hand at home, because home health came every few days, so the UTI was going on for a few days before home health got a sample for antibiotic susceptibility testing , ands then several more days elapsed before our Primary got the susceptibility report and phoned in our prescription.