Mystery Diagnosis

Season 8 Episode 4

The Boy with the Strange Stare

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Dec 07, 2009 on Discovery Health
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The Boy with the Strange Stare
Ever since Landyn Withrow was born, his parents have known there is something wrong with him. He always looks up to the ceiling; has fits of vomiting, crying, stiffening up, and clenching his hands and feet; and has developmental delays. After going through several doctors, one doctor finally realizes that Landyn has a rare neuromuscular disorder called Paroxysmal Tonic Upgaze (PTU). Cindy Webber has always been quite healthy, until a strange bruise appears on her right leg. This bruise comes and goes, but Cindy always has pain in that area. Just when she learns to deal with this symptom, though, she suddenly develops pain in her legs that soon spreads to her whole body and red dots on her right leg. It turns out that Cindy has a rare autoimmune disease called Microscopic Polyangiitis.moreless

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