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Rare Undiagnosed Skin Disease Causes Woman to Grow Human Nails in Place of Hair

by Savitha C Muppala on August 9, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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 Rare Undiagnosed Skin Disease Causes Woman to Grow Human Nails in Place of Hair

A serious skin disease struck in 2009 and made life topsy turvy for 28-year- old Shanyna Isom.

She had suffered a severe asthma attack around this time and was administered steroids to manage it.

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Doctors believe that the skin disease was caused by a severe allergic reaction to drugs given to control the attack.

In place of hair she has nail like growths. This condition clawed at her skin and her legs look black with bumps, leaving her whole body scarred.

Doctors have not been able to give a name to this disease and have tried several medications to treat them.
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They have managed to control the symptoms with many drugs and the treatment costs have really mounted. Unable to afford money for her treatment, she is now hoping to raise funds by creating awareness about her disease, which is so rare that doctors are yet to give a name to it.



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