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Diane Joy Pritchatt Diane at bnclib.demon.co.uk
Tue Jan 9 03:56:04 EST 1996

In article: <DKu6u2.Ax7 at utcc.utoronto.ca>  AJ Boulay <aj.boulay at utoronto.ca> writes:
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> 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???
> >>
> >>Tamera Blood
> >>
> >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*
> >
> >Jen Coleman
> "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.
> Cheers,
> AJ
>Shrinking brain disease - perhaps Huntington's Chorea?  It's a genetic disorder. 
Diane Joy Pritchatt

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