Medical Mysteries

Episode 3 - Useful contacts

/ 7 April 2016

FOREIGN ACCENT SYNDROME – Julie Matthias

Foreign Accent Syndrome is a very rare condition where the sufferer suddenly finds themselves speaking differently, as if they were speaking their own language but with a foreign accent. The cause of this condition can be physical damage to the brain/nervous system, or psychological issues.

REIS BUCKLERS CORNEAL DYSTROPHY- Andy Killick

Reis Bucklers corneal dystrophy is an extremely rare genetic disorder that gradually erodes the surface of both eyes, which can cause blindness. Usually inherited, symptoms include decreased vision, irritation in the eyes and sensitivity to light.

For more information on the condition please go to  http://www.cornealdystrophyfoundation.org/


DERMOGRAPHIA – Michelle Inch

Dermographia  is a skin condition which is also known as skin writing due to the ability to draw on the  skin with just a small pressure. As part of our immune system, mast cells in the skin release chemicals to defend the body. But with dermographia these cells are in a constantly aggravated state and overreact to the slightest touch, causing raised itchy bumps.

For more information on the condition please go to  https://www.facebook.com/skinwriting