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Shanyna Isom is believed to be the only woman with skin covered with nails instead of hair

10 August 2012 No Comment

A medical mystery on Shanyna Isom, 28 caused her whole hair follicles turned to hard nails of a finger. She was believed to have allergic reactions three years ago and eventually suffering from the unidentified illness and struggling in her daily life.

Shanyna is a University student and doctors are at the dark to identify the mysterious disease and she is living in Memphis.

Shanyna was treated with steroid in the year 2009 for her asthma and had allergic reactions with the symptoms of skin itching.

Doctors treated her from eczema to staphylococcal infection and she had become bedridden.

In the year 2011, Shanyna was diagnosed the bumps for human nails that slowly covered her body.

2011 she began treatment in Baltimore where doctors established that the bumps were in fact human nails slowly covering Shanyna’s body.

“Nails are growing instead of hair in the skin,” said Shanyna.

Doctors are unable to find out a cure for the disease and however they are able to control the disease.

‘As of right now, I am the only one in the world with my illness.’Shanyna added.

She is now able to buy only 5 medicines out of 17 prescribed for want of money and the insurance does not cover her health care.

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