A mystery disease locked a woman inside her body for three years

Anita Durairaj
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Yahoo News reports an incident that reveals that not all diseases are diagnosed or identified. One woman died never knowing what affected her body.

Olimpia Popivici was in her early 40s when she started to experience a numbing sensation on the left side of her body.

The condition worsened and after one year, she could not speak, swallow, or move her limbs. She could only see, think, and hear. She had become "locked inside her own body" according to a Yahoo News report.

Olimpia and her husband visited many doctors but no one could identify what disease she had.

Meanwhile, Olimpia kept slipping away until she died in October of this year.

Her husband is now searching for the cause of his wife's death and raising awareness about its symptoms.

This is one disease that was never identified - the only major clue was that scans revealed Olimpia's brain cells were shrinking.



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