Duncan James shares his recent struggles with a CFS leak.
Duncan James, of UK pop band Blue and now popular TV soap Hollyoaks, talks about his recent struggles with a cerebrospinal fluid leak following surgery. He reveals how this terrifying illness almost left him in a wheelchair for life.
Leaks can be spontaneous, iatrogenic or follow trauma. Conservative estimates show that spontaneous leaks alone affect 5 in 100,000 people, while many more than that develop them following surgery, lumbar punctures, epidurals etc.
CSF leaks are not as rare as many believe.