Mystery Diagnosis

Season 8 Episode 2

The Girl With Half a Face

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 23, 2009 on Discovery Health
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The Girl With Half a Face
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When thirteen-year-old Nichole Beavers begins to lose her hair in clumps, she knew something is very wrong with her. She later develops pain in the right side of her jaw, loses an alarming amount of weight, and the right side of her face starts sinking in. Nichole realizes that she has a rare disease called Parry-Romberg Syndrome. After having a barbeque, Kevin Hughes begins to have painful abdominal cramps and diarrhea that soon disappears. Just when he feels like his old self again, Kevin then becomes unusually dizzy, loses his ability to speak clearly, goes blind, loses his ability to move his eyes, and eventually becomes completely unconscious. It turns out that he has been suffering from a rare autoimmune disease called Bickerstaff Brainstem Encephalitis.moreless
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