Odd Illness Causes Woman To Grow Fingernails In Place Of Hair

What if an unknown illness cost you everything? That is what happened to a Mid-South woman whose medical crisis has baffled doctors for almost three years now. It is a medical mystery you may find hard to watch, but what this woman lost to disease she has gained in strength and spirit. Shanyna Isom was a high school graduate working toward a law degree. ‘I was in my junior year and I was studying criminal justice,’ she said. Today, loved ones have to help her get out of bed or off of the sofa. ‘It’s almost as if it’s a nightmare and you’re trying to wake up out of that,’ she says. A nightmare that began in September 2009 when Isom had an allergic reaction to steroids she was given for an asthma attack. Within months, she was eaten alive by a debilitating skin disease doctors have yet to diagnose.” w/ photos + video

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