March 19th, 2007

Fatal diseases

My main character's a sick man. I need a disease which can get to quite an advanced stage before being detected - relatively low-grade symptoms which he can brush off easily are fine, but I don't want anything that'd be too hard to ignore - and then kill him in a matter of months. He's in his twenties and caucasian, if that helps, and I'd rather it wasn't cancer. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.