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Military ignores symptoms of a young soldier suffering from a brain eating disease

A young man ended up being disgracefully discharged from the military for being a ‘sloppy, incompetent’ soldier. Worried neighbours called his parents who found him in a very incapacitated state. One month later and after going to several hospitals, they found he had Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – a rare degenerative brain disorder that causes rapid, progressive dementia. His parents were told that while in the military, a doctor had pronounced him healthy and a psychiatrist had said he was ‘faking it’.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by CBS News

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About: Military ignores symptoms of a young soldier suffering from a brain eating disease

Date: 24 Nov 2003

Source: CBS News

URL: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/11/24/health/main585170.shtml

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