Comatose Croatian Teen Wakes Up Speaking Fluent German

by Tanya Thomas on  April 14, 2010 at 11:55 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
 Comatose Croatian Teen Wakes Up Speaking Fluent German
After a 24-hour coma, a 13-year-old Croatian girl woke up speaking fluent German - leaving her doctors and parents shocked!

The girl, from the southern town of Knin, had just started studying German at school and had been reading German books and watching German TV to hone her language skills.

However, her parents insist she was by no means fluent in the language.

But since waking up from her 24-hour coma, she has been unable to speak Croatian, but her German has been perfect.

Doctors at Split's KB Hospital claim that the case is so unusual, and various experts have examined the girl as they try to find out what triggered the change.

"You never know when recovering from such a trauma how the brain will react. Obviously we have some theories although at the moment we are limited in what we can say because we have to respect the privacy of the patient," the Telegraph quoted Hospital director Dujomir Marasovic as saying.

Psychiatric expert Dr Mijo Milas said: "In earlier times this would have been referred to as a miracle, we prefer to think that there must be a logical explanation - its just that we haven't found it yet.

"There are references to cases where people who have been seriously ill and perhaps in a coma have woken up being able to speak other languages - sometimes even the Biblical languages such as that spoken in old Babylon or Egypt - at the moment though any speculation would remain just that - speculation - so it's better to continue tests until we actually know something."

Source: ANI

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