I have a family member that has been in and out of hospital for about 3 years now. A couple of years ago she went to hospital thinking she has mumps since one of the children had it. Then something went horribly wrong and she ended up in ICU in a coma with her organs failing and her body swelling, she almost died. From there NO DOCTOR has been able to diagnose what happened or confirm if she had mumps in the first place, at one point they speculated that she might have caught a bug in the hospital but could not confirm it, they have no idea what it was/is to this day. Since then she has had numerous health problems and various symptoms: high blood pressure (260/156), kidney failure, heart failure, low potassium levels and fits and still no doctor knows what is the cause or how to treat it. Blood pressure medication does not bring down the blood pressure, the doctors say that the high blood pressure is the cause of the kidney failure and the other symptoms. Apparently all possible tests have been done and they can't seem to find the solution. She has been for brain scans etc. Is there a medical association that takes on cases like these to do research to try and find the diagnosis? Your input would truly be appreciated, also if you know of any hospitals or facilities that takes these cases please let me know.