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Monday, February 21, 2011

Israel : Rare disorder reported in young swine flu patient

Via Haaretz :

" Physicians say girl, 11, suffering from Alice in Wonderland syndrome

An 11-year-old girl from the center of the country diagnosed with swine flu has also developed a condition called Alice in Wonderland syndrome, characterized by distortions in the perception of the size of objects.

The condition is named after the 1865 Lewis Carroll novel "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" in which the protagonist of the book is depicted as confronting objects at major variance with their normal size. The syndrome was first described in medical literature in 1955 by British psychiatrist John Todd."

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