jcoleman at msvax.mssm.edu wrote:
>In article <Pine.HPP.3.91.960105181152.27613A-100000 at steroid.ecst.csuchico.edu>, Tamera Blood <tamera at ecst.csuchico.edu> writes:
>>My grandmother was talking about somone who went crazy from something
>>called "the shrinking brain desease" When questioned, my grandmother
>>insisted that was the name.
>>>>Does anybody here have any idea what she was talking about???
>>>I'd like to add one to the "grandmother strange disease" category...my
>grandmother was a nurses aide once and she said they had a child who had "cat
>scratch" disease and the kid evidently had been scratch up by a cat ...and my
>grandmother swears the kid's face started looking more and more like a cat's
>face and was really sick. Any ideas? *smile*
"Crie de Chat" is a congental birth disorder that results in some
physical malformation and mental retardation: as the name suggests these
babies have a cry that sounds like that of a cat. Not exactly what your
grandmother described, but the first thing I thought of involving a cat.