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The parents of a girl suffering from epilepsy were wrongly told by doctors that she was suffering from Batten's disease - a rare, degenerative disease. The misdiagnosis continued for a year during which time the girl's parents believed she had a reduced life span - mid childhood to mid thirties.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by BBC News UK Edition
About: Parents told daughter had fatal Batten's disease but discover it was epilepsy
Date: 7 March 2003
Source: BBC News UK Edition
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