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Minnesota Woman Jean Abbott Misdiagnosed With Cerebral Palsy For 30 Years Cured With One Pill

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Minnesota woman Jean Sharon Abbott spent 30 years of her life suffering from what doctors said was cerebral palsy. Abbott was shocked to discover that nearly all of her symptoms could be cured with just one pill when a new doctor took a second look at her original diagnosis. In spite of spending three decades suffering from near immobility, muscle spasms, weakness, and undergoing numerous medical procedures, Abbott says she harbors no resentment from the doctor who misdiagnosed her as a child.

Jean Sharon Abbott, 38, was diagnosed with spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy, when she was only four. When the Plymouth, Minnesota women turned 33, a new doctor told her that she actually had dopa-responsive dystonia (DRD), a rare, but treatable, muscle disorder. Click here to read more about Minnesota woman Jean Abbott misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy for 30 years.

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