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article imageUnknown disease turns hair into fingernails

By Tiffany Romine     Aug 10, 2012 in Odd News
Doctors from around the globe are lost to what disease has left a young woman in misery. With no known cause, relief may only be temporary.
As reported by ABC News, a young woman has developed a rare disease that has caused fingernails to grow from her hair follicles.
Shanyna Isom, a 28 year old beautician, is now in the hands of doctors at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore. Up till two years ago, Shayna was an average girl, doing average things. She attended the University of Memphis law where she was studying criminal justice. Her first attack happened in September of 2009. She was diagnosed with an allergic reaction, treated with steroids and sent home. After that occurrence everything seem to get worse, as she had more symptoms and was treated for everything from eczema to staph infection. Her doctor located in Memphis, gave up to what was causing her reactions.
In August of 2011, Shanya and her family went to John Hopkins Medical Center looking for answers. The doctors there, determined she was producing 12 times the number of skin cells in each hair follicle. This in return allowed the follicles to produce fingernails instead of hair. As of now the rare disease is being controlled mildly with over twenty five medications.
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