Woman's Hair Turns to Black Fingernails

Shanyna Isom's mystery skin disease is baffling her doctors in Baltimore.
3:00 | 08/10/12

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It has all the makings of a horror story fingernails. Growing from every hair follicle on your body. But it's -- story it's real and it's happening to a 28 year old woman from Memphis. Former University of Memphis law student -- Hayat is some has been told by doctors at Johns Hopkins that she is the only person in the world. With this mysterious condition. Her problem started back in 2009 when she was given a strong dose of steroids for asthma. Doctors thought it could be in extreme allergic reaction. Ism is producing twelve times the number of skin cells in each hair follicle so instead of growing hair they're producing human nails all over her body. The good news she's improving with treatment. But the bad news is already racked up a half a million dollars in medical bills. Bank of America has agreed to take donations at their branch offices. Friends have organized fundraisers and her high school has dedicated a football game to her charity.

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