Ear Piercing Leads to Paralysis for Teen Dancer

Within days of developing a viral infection following a routine ear piercing, a 15-year-old British dancer lay paralyzed in a hospital bed, unable to move or communicate except by blinking her eyes at her devastated mother. Her diagnosis: Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare and potentially deadly immune disorder that attacks the nervous system. Doctors at Evelina Children's Hospital in London said that Grace Etherington might remain motionless for the rest of her life, dependent on a ventilator...Full Story
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