Mystery Diagnosis

Season 8 Episode 10

The Girl Whose Skin Came Off

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 29, 2010 on Discovery Health
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The Girl Whose Skin Came Off
Eighteen-year-old college freshman Kati Foust develops rashes and numerous blisters all over her limbs. She attempts to hide her embarrassing condition from everyone else, but unfortunately, when a dormmate discovers her blisters, people begin to fear that she is contagious. However, it turns out that Kati is actually suffering from a rare, autoimmune skin disorder called bullous pemphigoid. Nurse Angela Smith has learned to deal with having type 1 diabetes. However, she begins to have painful back spasms, difficulties walking, and eventually, paralysis from a rare, autoimmune, neurological disorder called stiff person syndrome.moreless

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