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Comment by Ian Mason on March 24, 2018 at 1:07am

Chris, that's horrible. Itching like that must be horrible. I think a lot of these problems come from doctors (and others) doing things 'by the book' instead of by the patient, following standard routines instead of listening.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 23, 2018 at 6:03pm

Plinius, what at awful experience! I wonder why she didn't pay heed to your caution about nickel; I am certain she will listen more carefully from now on.

Comment by Patricia on March 23, 2018 at 5:48pm

The 6 inch height really threw me......

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 23, 2018 at 5:45pm

Patricia, no, I had not read about it and am glad you called her to our attention. Reading the DNA report just about blew my understanding of human anomolies. Here is just part of the report:

"The Ata specimen carried a strange phenotype—6-in stature, fewer than expected ribs, elongated cranium, and accelerated bone age.

"We previously reported that it was human by DNA analysis with an estimated bone age of about 6–8 yr at the time of demise."

"Ata is a female of human origin, likely of Chilean descent, and its genome harbors mutations in genes (COL1A1, COL2A1, KMT2D, FLNB, ATR, TRIP11, PCNT) previously linked with diseases of small stature, rib anomalies, cranial malformations, premature joint fusion, and osteochondrodysplasia (also known as skeletal dysplasia). Together, these findings provide a molecular characterization of Ata's peculiar phenotype, which likely results from multiple known and novel putative gene mutations affecting bone development and ossification."

I had to go back and read the report twice to make sure I understood what I read, she was 6 to 8 years old and 

"a six-inch mummified skeleton revealing its small stature and multiple bone abnormalities were caused by mutations for dwarfism, scoliosis, and other musculoskeletal" features. 

Whole-genome sequencing of Atacama skeleton shows novel mutations l...

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 23, 2018 at 1:29pm

That's horrible, Plinius.

I itch all the time, but nothing close to what you experienced.  

I would fire that dermatologist.

Comment by Patricia on March 23, 2018 at 1:26pm

I've been the skin shredding itch route so I do know what its like, & its just an expression.

I have often said my pains with different issues were driving me mad.

Comment by Plinius on March 23, 2018 at 1:18pm

Thanks Patricia! I don't know about driving mad, but it's very hard to concentrate while itching. 

Comment by Patricia on March 23, 2018 at 1:10pm

Oh it must be driving you mad! Lets hope they get it solved or at least livable!

Comment by Plinius on March 23, 2018 at 1:00pm

Hospital mistakes can be quite heavy on the patient. Two months ago a dermatologist started treating my eczema. Linked to the eczema treatment was an allergy test. That was ok with me, but I told them that I have a serious nickel allergy which needed no testing, but of course I couldn't see what they stuck on my back. They tested nickel in spite of my warning and  I started on the worst allergy outbreak of my life. Raging itch of course but also open sores where metal buttons or zippers burnt through layers of clothing. I took out all the metal parts from my clothing, wore no jewelry or watch anymore but still couldn't sleep or even sit still from that horrible itch, six weeks on end. Now I know that itching is much worse than pain. 

Many apologies from the dermatologist when she saw how I looked. Today I start on a series of medicines that should calm down allergies... wish me luck!

 

Comment by Patricia on March 22, 2018 at 3:47pm

Can't find anything on Snopes either.

 

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