‘I hope he gets to the hospital and gets checked out’: Doctors discuss surgery to save Ronaldo’s life
By Robin B. VanceThe Associated PressAssociated PressOAKLAND (AP) Doctors are discussing a possible surgical procedure to save a soccer star’s life after doctors discovered the player had a rare disease.
Ronaldo is recovering at a hospital in Oakland, Calif., after doctors found the 23-year-old suffered from a rare genetic condition called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
His condition was discovered on Wednesday after a routine scan.
A team of medical experts have spent the last few weeks in Oakland and are reviewing medical records and speaking with patients and family members.
Oakland is home to the city’s first-ever sports complex, the Oakland Athletics.
The medical team is working with other medical facilities around the country to determine the best path forward, including one in California, which has the highest rate of Creutzbreit disease in the U.S.
The team will meet with officials from the American Cancer Society, the Kaiser Permanente Foundation, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the California Health Care Foundation and the New England Medical Society to discuss options for the patient’s care, said Dr. Michael Gerson, chief of urology at the Oakland Health and Human Services Department.
The Associated News is not naming the patient or his family for privacy reasons.
The Creutzreich disease is a disease that attacks the nervous system and can cause death in about 1 in 100,000 cases.
It is the second-most common genetic disease in adults, according to the National Institutes of Health.
The disease can cause severe mental illness, but also can lead to a wide range of physical and occupational disabilities.
The patient’s condition is unknown.
Doctors believe he may have Creutzbereich disease.
They are also treating a case of a rare condition called Fraxel-Gastroenteritis-Associated Complex, or FGAAC-IC.
The disease can be inherited and may cause symptoms like fatigue, shortness of breath, fever and joint pain.