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Girl suffers from "sleeping beauty" syndrome

Posted on Monday, 18 July, 2011 | Comment icon 18 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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A 17-year-old girl is suffering from an unusual disorder that sends her to sleep for weeks at a time.

Louisa Ball has missed out on school and social activities due to her tendancy to fall asleep for long periods. During these sleeping spells her parents are only able to wake up for a short time so she can eat and use the bathroom. Doctors have diagnosed her with Kleine-Levin Syndrome, an incurable autoimmune disorder.

"In the fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty is a princess sent into a 100-year slumber by an evil witch."

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Comment icon #9 Posted by LucidElement on 18 July, 2011, 23:36
didnt they say it was INcurable?
Comment icon #10 Posted by xXHellkittiesXx on 19 July, 2011, 0:51
What gene causes that?
Comment icon #11 Posted by Purplos on 19 July, 2011, 4:15
I wonder if she dreams.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Spectre1979 on 19 July, 2011, 4:16
Could be the perfect wife... lol runs for the hills.
Comment icon #13 Posted by V__ on 19 July, 2011, 7:40
that must suck..
Comment icon #14 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 19 July, 2011, 13:47
Wow, I never heard of a case like this. Huh.
Comment icon #15 Posted by dank on 20 July, 2011, 5:42
is she hot?
Comment icon #16 Posted by JR.Fury on 20 July, 2011, 8:34
Could be the perfect wife... lol runs for the hills. :') All jokes aside, it's a very sad syndrome and must be awful missing out on so much :/
Comment icon #17 Posted by Taut on 20 July, 2011, 8:45
Wow, what a waste of life. That would suck. Hope she grows out of it. We are just now on the doorstep of virology and there is a whole mansion, perhaps even world, behind the door.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Valiant on 1 August, 2011, 22:35
Waste of life indeed. That's very odd.

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